Emergency Preparedness Resources for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing

I have a really special place in my heart for the Deaf community. My early career was in involved in the community, and I miss it terribly. Integrating that love with my passion for Family Preparedness, I want to bring together resources available to the Deaf Community for Emergency Preparedness.

If you have a deaf or hard of hearing person in your circle of influence, be it a neighbor, co-worker, family member, please take a moment to make sure they’ve been alerted to any weather situation happening. While we take hearing the alerts for granted, it’s not always a instant alert for them. Yes, they have their own devices and hacks, but it’s important to reach out to them, just in case!

Here are quite a few sites, video collections and more to educate, enlighten and prepare, not only for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing, but for those who love them!

Video Series by Preparedness4Deaf

This video series includes Emergency Management topics across a broad spectrum from Local emergencies to pandemics and more.

Deaf, Inc. Preparedness Video Series

Also available:  EarthquakeFlood Preparedness &
Creating an Emergency Disaster Kit

Personal Emergency Preparedness from Riverside County
(includes other topics in the series as well)

State of Illinois Readiness Program
Videos on many topics of Emergency Management
Emergency Preparedness Resources for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing {Mom with a Prep Blog}

Free Downloadable .pdf

Emergency Preparedness for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing - Free Download {Mom with a Prep}

which also includes Braille and Large Print versions for the visually impaired

document sharing how to use a NWA radio and configure it for a deaf or hard of hearing person to use


work with weather radios to provide notification for people with hearing loss.

There’s so much more available to the Deaf Community, and I hope this a great first start for you. If you know of other resources, please let me know and I’ll add them!

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Katy Willis is a writer, lifelong homesteader, and master herbalist, master gardener, and canine nutritionist. Katy is a preparedness expert and modern homesteader practicing everyday preparedness, sustainability, and a holistic lifestyle.

She knows how important it is to be prepared for whatever life throws at you, because you just never know what's coming. And preparedness helps you give your family the best chance to thrive in any situation.

Katy is passionate about living naturally, growing food, keeping livestock, foraging, and making and using herbal remedies. Katy is an experienced herbalist and a member of the CMA (Complementary Medical Association).

Her preparedness skills go beyond just being "ready", she's ready to survive the initial disaster, and thrive afterward, too. She grows 100% organic food on roughly 15 acres and raises goats, chickens, and ducks. She also lovingly tends her orchard, where she grows many different fruit trees. And, because she likes to know exactly what she's feeding her family, she's a seasoned from-scratch cook and gluten-free baker.

Katy teaches foraging and environmental education classes, too, including self-sufficient living, modern homesteading, seed saving, and organic vegetable gardening.

Katy helps others learn forgotten skills, including basic survival skills and self-reliance.

She's been published on sites such as MSN, Angi, Home Advisor, Family Handyman, Wealth of Geeks, Readers Digest, and more.

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