Nov 13, 2012 · Leave a Reply

Tips for Emergency Plans for People with Disabilities

By AJ Montpetit @ajmontpetit

 

Natural disasters can happen no matter what season of the year it is or where you live. When you, or a loved one is faced with an emergency situation, being prepared can make all the difference. That's particularly true for those with disabilities.

“As we learned during Hurricane Katrina and other natural disasters, persons with disabilities need to consider a number of different factors, such as identifying who is in their support system, special transportation needs and what supplies to include in their emergency preparedness kits,” says Lisa Beck, a clinical nurse specialist at Mayo Clinic.

In the video below, Lisa Beck discusses steps those with disabilities can take to be prepared.

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