Staying safe in an emergency requires planning. The following information will help persons with disabilities be prepared for emergencies.
Visit Ready.gov (Individuals with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Needs) to access great information regarding: making an emergency preparedness plan, watch preparedness videos, download and print a plan, making an emergency supply kit, make a medical plan, be prepared for a power outage or a possible evacuation, and it has specific help for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing, blind or low vision, have a speech disability, a mobility disability, use service animals, and/or get behavior support.
FEMA has a booklet “Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and other Special Needs” that can help people with disabilities prepare and emergency plan to protect themselves, family, friends, personal care assistant and others in the support network in the event of an emergency.
Ready Wisconsin has a document “Emergency Preparedness for Special Needs” that can help you plan for an emergency.
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Gear Up, Get Ready offers information and tools regarding preparing emergency plans, getting emergency contact cards, and completing your emergency kit.