Emergency Preparedness


Winter Storms

Emergency Preparedness Checklist

Be Prepared. Be Safe.

Satellite View of a Hurricane


In an Emergency, the Network works with your dialysis facility to track and report patient access to treat and publish the status of facility operations (open/closed/altered schedule). The Network works with federal, state, and local government agencies as needed to assist with patient safety and ensure dialysis facilities are prioritized to be open.

Emergency Preparedness Resources

View the Emergency Updates page for your Network to see the operational status of facilities during a potential emergency.

Resources for Healthcare Providers

  • The Basics of Preparing an After-Action Report (AAR) for an Incident or Disaster: Recording|Slides
  • Simplified After-Action Report (AAR) Template for an Event: Link
If you have questions or need assistance, please contact us:

Resources for Patients

Emergencies caused by severe weather or disasters can happen with or without warning. If you need dialysis, having power and water, transportation, or supplies will be crucial. Some emergency situations may make it impossible for you to get to your dialysis facility or give yourself dialysis. It is important to be prepared so you can feel better and stay healthy.

Weather-Specific Resources

General Severe Weather
  • CDC's Natural Disasters and Severe Weather: Link
Hurricanes & Flooding
  • NEW! - National Hurricane Preparedness 2020: English|Spanish
  • Preparedness and Safety for Hurricanes and Flooding: Guide
  • FEMA - How to Prepare for a Hurricane: Guide
  • Ready.gov Disasters and Emergencies: Floods
  • Ready.gov Disasters and Emergencies: Hurricanes
Winter Storms
  • FEMA - How to Prepare for a Winter Storm: Guide
  • Snowstorm Health - Tips for People on Dialysis: Handout
  • Ready.gov Disasters and Emergencies: Snowstorms

Emergency Contacts

Facility Contacts