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Emergency Preparedness for Persons with Disabilities and Access and Functional Needs

For the millions of Americans who have disabilities, natural and human-made disasters present a substantial challenge. Fairfax County is committed to the inclusion of all by spreading the message of preparedness to its residents with disabilities and access and functional needs.

Functional Needs Registry

The Functional Needs Registry is a tool for Fairfax County in pre-event emergency planning, resource management and communicating with people who have identified a functional need. Sign up for the Functional Needs Registry through Fairfax Alerts at Through Fairfax Alerts you can also receive information about severe weather, road closures, neighborhood evacuations and much more.

Each quarter a newsletter is sent out to the Functional Needs Registry with information and tips about emergency preparedness. Read the current newsletter (PDF) or listen to the audio version.

To learn more about how to be prepared in Fairfax County, visit the Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management, call 571-350-1000, TTY 711, or send an e-mail to

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