Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities: What to Do When Emergency Weather Strikes
This disaster safety guide will help you know what hurdles to anticipate, factors to consider, and ultimately, what to do when emergency weather occurs. It will take into account people at all different ability levels and the kinds of challenges they might encounter during hurricanes, blizzards, landslides, tornadoes and earthquakes. Be sure to consult with your doctor about any additional precautions you might need to take, as each person may have more specific needs to address.

website: https://www.redfin.com/blog/disaster-safety-for-people-with-disabilities

Disaster Preparedness For Seniors By Seniors
Local officials and relief workers may not be able to reach everyone right away. You can deal with disaster better by preparing in advance and by working with those in your support network: your family, neighbor and friends as a team. Knowing what to do is your responsibility. This booklet is a guide to being more prepared.

website: http://www.redcross.org/images/MEDIA_CustomProductCatalog/m13442518_bay_area__prepareseniors.pdf

Grants for Home Modification: 16 Resources for Homeowners with Disabilities
Whether you love the house you're currently in or have plans to build a home that's more accommodating to your disability, there are many different home modifications you can choose to implement. If you have stairs in your household but depend on the use of a wheelchair, a beneficial modification might be a chairlift. If a family member is blind, it might be useful to install grab bars in the shower. Or if you have a child with a mental disability, you may be able to better protect him or her from illness or injury by installing locks on cabinet doors that hold harmful chemical cleaners.

website: https://homeadvisor.com/r/grants-for-home-modification/

Safe travels: Disaster preparedness on the road
Taking steps to stay safe while driving is nothing new. We buckle our seat belts, adjust the rearview mirror and put away our phones. So, why not take a few more steps to protect yourself in case you encounter a disaster while on the road? A little knowledge and preparation can go miles in keeping you safe.

website: http://www.getreadyforflu.org/facts/DrivingDisastersWeb.pdf

Family Communication Plan for Parents
Emergencies can happen at any time. Does your family know how to get in touch with each other if you are not all together? Before an emergency happens, have a family discussion to determine who would be your out-of-state point of contact, and where you would meet away from your home - both in the neighborhood and within your town.

website: https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/0e3ef555f66e22ab832e284f826c2e9e/FEMA_plan_parent_508_071513.pdf

Emergency Power Planning for People Who Use Electricity and Battery-Dependent Assistive Technology
This emergency power planning checklist is for people who use electricity and battery dependent assistive technology and medical devices, including: Breathing machines (respirators, ventilators); Power wheelchairs and scooters; Oxygen, suction or home dialysis equipment. Some of this equipment is essential to your level of independence.

website: https://adata.org/sites/adata.org/files/files/ADANN_Emergency_Power_planning-2016LP.pdf

Emergency Preparedness for People With Disabilities Guide and Checklist
Natural disasters and other public emergencies can leave people stranded for days, cause breaks in communication networks, and make streets and walkways impassable. What will you do to ensure your safety during those critical first days of an emergency in your community? Presented here are guidelines for preparing for emergency situations and a checklist for building an emergency kit.

website: http://www.archives-pmr.org/article/S0003-9993(11)00833-1/pdf