Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities

With Sandy upon us, I thought it might be wise to share information on Emergency Preparedness for people with disabilities.

Disability.gov has links to both State and National emergency preparedness information.

A booklet was developed by the Independent Living Resource Center of San Francisco to provide emergency preparedness tips for people with a variety of disabilities. The general nature of this document is  meant to start the conversation regarding personal preparedness planning. Each tip sheet begins with a checklist which you can use as you complete the major activities described, based upon your personal needs. EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES 

The Red Cross also provides information for People with Disabilities.

Here’s a GREAT cell phone tip: Add entries in your cell phone address book under the label ICE (In Case of Emergency) with the names and phone numbers of people that should be called in case of an accident or injury. Simply put the acronym ICE before the names you want to designate as key contacts *and* to make them top of the list.

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