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Hurricanes, floods, fires, blizzards, earthquakes, ice storms, mud slides, power outages!

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Emergency & Disaster Preparedness for People with Chronic Illness and Disabilities

First Line of Defense
Putting Your Plan to Work
   
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"It is not safe to assume that people with disabilities have been included in evacuation plans. People with disabilities must take an assertive, proactive approach to ensure that our life safety needs are included in all emergency planning."

—June Isaacson Kailes, MSW, a leading disability policy consultant

Emergency Preparedness

Hurricanes, floods, fires, blizzards, earthquakes, ice storms, mud slides, power outages! They can strike fear in anyone. For those of us living with MS, they can seem overwhelming. But don’t panic.

With planning, you and your loved ones and caregivers can feel more confident. Being prepared is a process and a state of mind. It starts with accepting responsibility for your own well-being.

A Guide for People with Disabilities
 

From The Center for Disability Issues and the Health Professions

Emergency Evacuation Preparedness: Taking Responsibility for Your SafetyEmergency Evacuation Preparedness: Taking Responsibility for Your Safety

This guide focuses on people with disabilities and activity limitations successfully evacuating buildings. It's goal is to help you strengthen your evacuation preparedness.

 
     
 

Various formats available

 
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American Red Cross
1-866-438-4636
http://www.redcross.org/

Department of Homeland Security
http://www.ready.gov/

FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency)
1-800-621-3362
1-800-462-7585 (TTY for deaf only)
http://www.fema.gov/

Center for Disability Issues and the Health Professions
http://www.cdihp.org/

National Organization on Disability
www.nod.org/emergency

EAD & Associates
Emergency Management and Special Needs Consultants
http://www.eadassociates.com/

 

 

 
 

Last updated August 28, 2006

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