Older Adults and People with Disabilities and Access and Functional Needs
We all have unique needs and abilities and each one of us can take actions to get ready to face an emergency or disaster. This page provides resources to help enhance independence and readiness through emergency preparedness.
Learn how to get tested, stay safe and slow the spread.
PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS)
Severe weather and threat of wildfires may cause PG&E to turn off electricity for public safety. Here is how you can prepare:
How to Prepare for Disasters and Emergencies
Sign up for County of Santa Clara’s alert and warning system
- AlertSCC is a free and easy way to get emergency alerts sent directly to your cell phone or mobile device, landline, TTY device or email.
Make a plan to protect yourself, family, and friends
Disasters change things. During a disaster situation you will most likely not have access to everyday conveniences. Think through every detail of your daily routine and make alternative plans.
Write down your plan and keep copies of it in your emergency supply kits. Share your plan with your family, friends, caregivers, and everyone in your personal support network.
Travel and Evacuation
Emergency Supplies for Your Home and Car
Grab and Go Emergency Supplies
Tips and checklists provided by:
Pacific ADA Center, 1-800-949-4232 (Voice/TTY) (510) 285-5600 (Voice/TTY) email@example.com www.adapacific.org
Quick Reference Guide:
- For emergencies, call 9-1-1.
- For service referrals, call 2-1-1 or visit https://www.211bayarea.org/santaclara/.
- For older adult resources including caregiving, counseling, food, housing, healthcare, legal services, visit the County of Santa Clara Department of Aging and Adult Services.
- For people of all ages with disabilities, Silicon Valley Independent Living Center provides services to help further independence.
- For people with developmental disabilities and their families, visit San Andreas Regional Center.
- For self-advocacy resources, visit the California State Council on Developmental Disabilities.
- Tip Sheets Developed by the START Emergency Management Committee
Mental Health Services