Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities and Access and Functional Needs


If you have a disability or an access and functional need, you may need to take additional steps to prepare for emergencies. How well you prepare and how much you practice before a disaster occurs will determine how successful you are in the recovery of a disaster. Prepare yourself based on the capabilities and limitations you believe you will have after the disaster. Also keep in mind that your usual ways of support and assistance may not be available to you for some time during an evacuation and after the disaster has occurred. It’s important for you to a have a personal disaster plan. You and only you know what supplies you require and what your needs are.




Emergency Checklists


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Personal Emergency Checklist

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Emergency Supplies Checklist

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First Aid Kit Checklist

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Your Best Practices

The Center for Independence and our emergency preparedness team would like to hear from you. We would like to know how you prepare for disasters. What worked and didn’t work when you had to use your emergency plan and kit. Please share your Best Practices in the comment box below. This information will be forwarded to our emergency preparedness team so we can continue to improve our program.


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More Info

If you would like to learn more about individual or community emergency preparedness and planning, please contact one of your emergency preparedness team members. You can also check out Ready.Gov at this link or by clicking on the picture below.

Lakewood- Todd Holloway- (253)-582-1253