Information provided by FEMA and the American Red Cross
If you or someone you know is disabled or has special needs, follow these steps to develop a disaster preparedness plan.
Create a personal support network
Include a minimum of three people in your network from places where you spend a lot of time including your home, work, school, volunteer site or any other places. They should know your capabilities and needs and be able to provide help within minutes.
Learn about the community response to a disaster, evacuation plans and designated shelters.
Make a plan
Meet with your family/personal care attendant/building manager. Review the information you gathered about community hazards and emergency plans.
Choose an out of town contact. Ask an out of town relative or friend to be your contact.
Decide where to meet. In the event of an emergency you may be separated from your family. Choose a location outside your neighborhood in case you can't return home.
Action checklist - Things to do before a disaster