Preparedness for the Whole Community
No two disasters are ever the same. Yet, virtually all incidents disproportionately affect individuals with access and functional needs (AFN) (i.e. people with disabilities, seniors, children, limited English proficiency, and transportation disadvantaged).
The County of Sonoma utilizes a whole community approach by offering training and guidance to emergency managers and planners, disability advocates and other service providers responsible for planning for, responding to and helping communities recover from disasters.
The following information is designed to provide additional resources for community members with access and functional needs that are not always obvious and may not be covered in the SoCoEmergency Preparedness information.
- For information on critical Alert and Warning resources, visit Stay Informed.
- Learn about making an emergency plan
- Read more about preparing a Go Bag
- For special information regarding PG&E power shutoffs, see Preparing for Power Shutoffs
State and Federal Resources
- Emergency Preparedness for Children with Access and Functional Needs
- Preparedness for Older Americans (Ready.gov)
- AFN Earthquake Protection
- Alerts and Warnings beyond those used in Sonoma County alone
- California Office of Emergency Services (Cal OES) AFN library
This video brought to you by the Ready Campaign and Ad Council shows people with access and functional needs taking charge to prepare themselves and their families for emergencies.