When people have urgent disaster-related needs, we can help immediately and in real-time. Our team monitors shelters during a disaster to make sure people with disabilities have what they need. We also work within communities and with stakeholders to make sure individuals with disabilities are included in planning and responding to natural disasters.
How we help during a disaster
- Monitoring shelters to make sure people with disabilities have what they need for their disability, including accommodations, food, and medical supplies.
- Making sure shelters and temporary housing are accessible.
- Advocating for people who are denied accommodations, such as special food or service animals.
- Providing assistance quickly to meet urgent needs.
Our Disaster Project Work:
Hurricane Florence Report:
NC Disability Rights Interview with North Carolina Reading Service – Senior Attorney, Disaster Relief Project Supervisor Iris Green and Disaster Relief Advocate Curtis Hill discuss storm and disaster preparation.
Sponsors and Funding
In 2018, the US Congress created Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds to help states impacted by disasters that happened form 2015 – 2017. DRNC is helping North Carolinians prepare for future storms with Community Development Block Grant Mitigation (CDBG-MIT) funds.
This critical work is sponsored by…