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Emergency Resources

MDA is here to help provide resources during the emergency recovery stage, once you are safe and out of harm's way in event of a severe weather emergency. Always remember to check in with your local emergency management system first.

MDA Emergency Preparedness:

Prior to an extreme weather emergency, you can refer to the following resources to learn more about emergency preparedness.

  • MDA Emergency Preparedness Toolkit
    Emergencies come in many forms. Understanding the potentials of these emergencies and creating a plan can prepare you, reducing the emergency’s impact on you and your family. This guide, together with the checklist below, will help you plan and be prepared for the unexpected.
  • Preparing for Emergencies Checklist
    Preparing for Emergencies: A Checklist for People with Neuromuscular Disease This checklist may help you get started. Discuss these ideas with your family, friends or a personal care attendant, and prepare an emergency plan.

Vance Taylor, the chief of the Office of Access and Functional Needs at the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services, led the presentation. Taylor has a form of muscular dystrophy and uses a power wheelchair.

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If you or someone you love is impacted by severe weather and are in need of resources, you can call 1-833-ASK-MDA1 (1-833-275-6321) or email We recommend programming this information into your cell phone for easy access. Our Resource Center is available Monday-Friday 9am - 5pm CST to assist you.