Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities
When it comes to emergencies, basic needs for survival are the same for everyone: first aid, food, clean water, batteries, shelter, and communication.
While individual needs and circumstances vary, one thing is for sure: it’s not a question of if, but when an emergency will happen. Take steps today to prepare for tomorrow!
If you or someone you know has a disability, basic needs can also include:
- power for electric-dependent equipment
- accessible shelter and transportation
- back up personal care
- provisions for service animal
- medication and medical supplies
- Ready.Gov: http://ready.gov/individuals-access-functional-needs
- Red Cross Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities: http://redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family/disabilities
- CDC Disability and Health Emergency Preparedness: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/disabilityandhealth/emergencypreparedness.html
- OSHA Emergency Action Planning: https://www.osha.gov/etools/evacuation-plans-procedures