Emergency Preparedness Initiative

Learn What FEMA and DHS are Doing About Issues Impacting Women and Children During Disasters, FEMA seeks your input

TSA Announcments
TSA Helpline for Travelers with Disabilities

FEMA Announcements
FEMA Launchs Ready Indian Country Preparedness Campaign

Spring Disaster News
Mississippi Emergency Management Agency ‘A SAFE PLACE TO GO’
News Release: FEMA Reaches Out to Everyone
FEMA Grants Will Not Impact Social Security Or Other Benefits
MEMA / FEMA Disaster Assistance Information [pdf]
FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) Children and Disasters Update

Hinds Disaster Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program

Personal Localized Alerting Network (PLAN) – cellular alerts and warning

PWDs in Japan, What is Happening and How You Can Help

Emergency Preparedness Webinar – New Webcast

FEMA & National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) Sign Agreement to Strengthen Emergency Management Collaboration Disability.gov

This Citizen Corps Notice is provided by FEMA’s Individual & Community Preparedness Division to highlight community preparedness and resilience resources and activities recently announced by federal agencies and Citizen Corps partners.

Join us and organizations from across the country as we share ideas to help get communities active in emergency preparedness.

This webinar will discuss specific preparedness activities that organizations can participate in, including the Great Central U.S. ShakeOut:
http://www.shakeout.org/centralus – April 28, 2011. Organizations will learn about resources available through FEMA and the Ready Campaign: http://www.ready.gov/america/index.html.

Visit the Link below to join the webinar on March 1st:

Please RSVP to receive the link to the webinar. Due to limited capacity
of the webinar we are asking you to please submit an RSVP to infofbci@dhs.gov. We look forward to having you join us!

Check out these links for additional information and resources:

This notice and other Individual & Community Preparedness news can be found on our website at: http://www.citizencorps.gov


Attached is a thank you letter from the Committee on Homeland Security to Ms. Mary Troupe, Executive Director of Mississippi Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities in appreciation for your appearance before the Emergency Communications, Preparedness and Response subcommittee hearing entitled, “PKEMRA Implementation: An Examination of FEMA’s Preparedness and Response Mission,” on March 17, 2009 at 10:00 am in 311 Cannon House Office Building.

Mississippi: Preparedness, It’s Your Turn! Training Program Launched
Date: February 11, 2008
The MS Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities is partnering with the NOD’s Emergency Preparedness Initiative (EPI) to bring an exciting and innovative disaster preparedness program to communities throughout Mississippi. It is funded through the Bush Clinton Katrina Fund as part of the efforts to rebuild stronger communities after the devastating effects of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. This program will be offered in Alabama and Louisiana as well.

EPI will train several people from within Mississippi, and the other partnering states, to bring PreparednessIt’s Your Turn! to members of their community and neighboring communities specifically targeting outreach to people with disabilities and seniors.

UPDATE: As of April, 2009, over 1000 individuals have been trained in the “It’s Your Turn!” program throughout the state.

MSCCD Is Awarded Contract With The  Mississippi State Department of Health

Date: September, 2008

The MS Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities has been awarded a contract with the Mississippi State Department of Health to train employees and supervisors in all 9 district offices on Disability Awareness During Emergency Situations.

MSCCD Executive Director Appointed to Serve on US ACCESS BOARD Emergency Transportable Housing Advisory Council
Date: June 22, 2007

Members appointed to the Emergency Transportable Housing Advisory Council are:

  • Advocacy Center
  • Mississippi Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development
  • Department of Justice
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency
  • Manufactured Housing Association for Regulatory Reform
  • Manufactured Housing Institute
  • National Center for Environmental Health Strategies, Inc.
  • National Council on Independent Living
  • National Fire Protection Association
  • National Fire Protection Association
  • Recreation Vehicle Industry Association
  • United Spinal Association

Ms. Troupe serves on the Council representing disability issues in emergency planning and management.

New Advisory Panels to Examine Access to Emergency Housing and to Vessel Alarm Systems