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Emergency Services / Disaster Preparedness

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

Disaster 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

HUD Disaster Resources

HUD frequently asked questions 24/7 at:

FHA Resource

FHA Call Center:  1-800-CALLFHA (1-800-225-5342). Persons with hearing or speech impairments may reach this number by calling the Federal Relay Service at 1-800-877-8339.

HUD Waiver:

SF Handbook:

FEMA Incident Periods:

This website will find help for end user immediate needs by entering an address to get a list of the closest FEMA Disaster Recovery Centers (DRCs), starting with the closest three.  Contact your state’s emergency management agency to ask about other resources or to get your county’s contacts. also offers multiple other recovery help; Assistance Listings (formerly,,, HUD Grantees Information, Local Governments, State and Territory Governments, Tribal Governments, U.S. Government Services and Information, Community Development Resources, Community Recovery Management Toolkit, Multi-Agency Reunification Services Plan Template, National Resource Network, Post Disaster Reunification of Children – A Nationwide Approach, Rural Community Resources, Alternative Fueling Station Locator, U.S. Postal Service Alerts and Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) Program

 CRA and Disaster Areas



Federal Reserve Bank-

News Release 2019-31

FEMA Disasters:

Recovery Support Functions:

HUD Disaster Resources:

SBA Disaster Assistance:

USDA Disaster Resource Center:

US Economic Development Administration:

U.S. Department of Health & Human Services:


More Helpful Disaster Preparing Links:

Home Safety

Make an escape plan and have regular Fire Drills. Preparing for an Emergency It is important that your family has a plan that all family members understand. You may need help getting out of the house, and you may not know how to escape or what to do unless your mom or dad shows you.

  • Have a plan for young children who cannot get outside by themselves. Your parents will need to wake babies and very young children and help them get out. Planning for that will help each child get out safely.
  • Know two ways out of every room – important in case one exit is blocked or dangerous to use.
  • Choose a meeting place outside the home. You and your brothers and sisters should know what to do when they hear a smoke alarm and there is no adult around. Practice going to an outside meeting place. No one should ever goes back inside a building that is on fire, even to save a pet. Make sure someone dials 911 once you are at your meeting place.

Learn More: U.S. Fire Administration

Safe and Well From American Red CrossAmerican 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.

TALK TO SOMEONE 24 Hours A Day – United Way 2-1-1

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

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

My Resource Connection (9 County Metropolitan Region)

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 Search for resources by zip code and/or county.

Crisis Center

Depression Suicide Texting Services

Feeling depressed, suicidal, or just need someone to talk to, but you feel uncomfortable talking on the phone and would rather text? Just send a text to 741741 any day and time 24/7/365 someone will be there to text you back. Free service for anyone.

Synergy Services

Synergy Services offers a 24 Hour Youth Crisis Hotline to talk about any need you may have.

Crisis Call Center

Crisis Call Center’s 24/7 crisis line provides a safe source of support for individuals in any type of crisis.

MHAH Compassionate Ear Warmline

1-866-WARM-EAR (1-866-927-6327)

Open daily from 4pm-10pm

I Feel Like Hurting Myself

National Suicide Hotline 1-800-442-HOPE (4673)

Someone Touched Me Inappropriately

Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault (MOCSA)

  • 816-531-0233 or 913-642-0233  web:

I’m Being Abused or Neglected

Kansas Child Protective Services

Missouri Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline

I’m Being Bullied or Cyberbullied


I Have a Bully

Find out all about bullying, cyber-bullying, and prevention’s at

I took drugs or drank alcohol

The National Alcohol and Substance Abuse Information Center

Poison Control

Kansas Poison Control

Missouri Poison Control

I Ran Away From Home or am Homeless

Boys Town National Hotline

National Runaway Switchboard

Synergy Services offers a 24-Hour Youth Crisis Hotline

Pregnancy Resources

American Pregnancy Helpline 1-866-942-6466

Disaster Preparedness and Recovery Resources for Individuals and Small Businesses