CMIST Framework

Communications - CMIST

Individuals with communication needs have limited or no ability to speak, see, hear, or understand. During an emergency, people with communication needs may not be able to hear announcements, see signs, understand messages, or verbalize their concerns.

AlertSCC: is the County of Santa Clara’s official emergency alert and warning system.

Ready in your language: Offers information and materials in languages other than English. You can learn how to prepare before, during and after disasters, including making an emergency plan, building an emergency supply kit, and preparing for individual hazards.

Listos California

FEMA: Be Aware. Be Prepared. Take Action: A Guide for Alert and Warnings

Guide to Disaster Assistance Services for Immigrants: This guide provides detailed information about the types of federal, state, and local disaster assistance services available in California and in Santa Clara County.

Disaster Aid Resources for Immigrants:  The Santa Clara County Office of Immigrant Relations has compiled a list of resources and services that may be available to help immigrant families residing in Santa Clara County.

FEMA Non-Citizen National: You May Be Able to Get Disaster Assistance: FEMA and state, territory or tribal government may provide direct and financial assistance to U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, and qualified aliens during a disaster.

Emergency Preparedness and People who are Blind and Visually Impaired: A Handbook for the Consumer

An Earthquake Preparedness Guide for Blind & Visually Impaired Persons

Saving the Whole Family: Disaster Preparedness

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