Preparedness for People With Disabilities
Preparedness for People With Disabilities has been designed
to help people who have physical, visual, auditory,
or cognitive disabilities to prepare for natural disasters
and their consequences.
In 1984, the Los Angeles Chapter of the American Red
Cross created a booklet titled Disaster Preparedness
for the Disabled and Elderly. That booklet, which is
no longer in print, served as the foundation for material
contained here. In the last 12 years, new information
has been published about disaster preparation for people
with disabilities, and relevant documents, guidelines,
and other materials have been reviewed and added, as
appropriate, in this updated booklet.
who has a disability or anyone who works with, lives
with, or assists a person with a disability can use
this booklet. It contains information that can help
you organize a personal disaster plan and includes plans
for the care of service animals and/or pets during a
booklet is designed with checklists and extra space
for you or your helper to use to organize information
that will help you prepare for a disaster. You may copy
these pages from the booklet as needed to distribute
or post somewhere handy.
you have questions about any of the content or recommendations
in this booklet, please contact your local American
Red Cross chapter.
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