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Emergency Services / Disaster Preparedness

Emergency Numbers

9-1-1 System – Call 911 to request service from fire, police, or emergency medical services:

  • Any crime in progress or where the offender is still on the scene (or has just left the scene)
  • All serious violent crimes—homicide, robbery, sexual assault, domestic violence, assault—even if the crime is no longer in progress or the offender has left the scene
  • All fires and medical emergencies
  • Home and business intruders
  • Vehicle crashes involving personal injury, major property damage, or traffic tie-ups
  • Sighting of a criminal whom you know is wanted by the police

Homeless Prevention Hotlines:

United Way 2-1-1

Need to find counseling? A health clinic? A food pantry?

United Way’s 2-1-1 hotline is a great resource for everyday needs that aren’t quite 9-1-1 emergencies.

United Way 2-1-1 spans a 23-county area, including 7 counties in Kansas and 16 in Missouri, and has access to thousands of resources. The comprehensive database is constantly being updated so you’ll have accurate information. Call 2-1-1 and you’ll reach a trained, caring professional 7 days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. It’s free and confidential.

Simply dial 2-1-1, or visit United Way 2-1-1 Online to search for resources on your own or call (816) 474-5112 or toll free 866-320-5764

United Way 211

Older Adult Resources

United Way 2-1-1 has an older adult specialist who can assist callers, 60 and over, to find the resources they need in the community. If you are an older adult, or know an older adult, who needs resources and advocacy, please call United Way 2-1-1!

Veterans Resources

United Way 2-1-1 also has a full-time veterans navigator, a veteran himself, who works one-on-one with our military veterans who call in needing resources to help them with housing, employment, health issues and support. Our United Way 2-1-1 online database also offers a separate section specifically for veterans’ needs.

Disaster Emergency Services

My Resource Connection

My Resource Connection connects individuals needing assistance with local resources that can help meet their needs: groceries, clothing, housing, health care, counseling, transportation, employment, emotional support, etc.

Online Link: My Resource Connection

Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas CityDisaster Preparedness and Recovery Resources from The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City

Take the first steps in preparing for a disaster by completing your personal or small business financial form. Check out these disaster preparedness and recovery financial forms, checklists and resources.

Online Link: Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Resources

More Helpful Disaster Preparing Links:

American Red CrossSafe and Well From American Red Cross

After a disaster, letting your family and friends know that you are safe and well can bring your loved ones great peace of mind. This website is designed to help make that communication easier.

American Red Cross Safe and Well Resource

Register Yourself as “Safe and Well”
Once on the site click on the “List Myself as Safe and Well” button to register yourself on the site.

Search for Loved Ones
Concerned family and friends can search the list of those who have registered themselves as “safe and well” by clicking on the “Search Registrants” button. The results of a successful search will display a loved one’s first name, last name and a brief message.

National Disaster Preparedness Resources Helpful Links:

FEMA Prepare Plan – www.fema.gov

SBA Planning for Disasters in Advance – www.sba.gov

CDC Family Communication Plan – www.cdc.gov

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