Be Prepared

Make a plan to protect you and your loved ones.

Stay a step ahead is a national public service campaign aimed to help educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to, and mitigate emergencies.

Emergency Guides

View and download PDF guides for common disasters

Individuals with Disabilities

For people with disabilities and their families, it is important to consider individual circumstances and needs to effectively prepare for emergencies and disasters.

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Senior citizens

A growing body of evidence reveals that older adults are disproportionately impacted during disasters. It is critical our senior population discuss their needs with their trusted support network before a disaster occurs.

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Receive the support you need

During Major Disaster Declarations signed by President Joe Biden, residents in Davidson County may be eligible to apply for FEMA Individual Assistance.

Assistance could include:
- Temporary housing such as rental assistance or reimbursement for hotel costs
- Grants for the repair or replacement of a homeowner’s primary residence
- Repairing storm-damaged privately-owned access routes (driveways, roads, or bridges)

Also, other uninsured or under-insured disaster-related expenses such as:
- Repair or replacement of personal property
- Moving and storage fees
- Childcare, medical and dental expenses, and certain funeral costs

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