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Disability Emergency: Disasters, Planning, Climate Change Document List

Summary: Our library below features 55 published articles, research papers, and documents from the Disabled World Disability Emergency Planning category. Although some of these documents may have since been updated, re-written, replaced, or revised, they are sorted by their original publish date. The most recent publications are listed at the top of the table with older articles being listed in descending order by the date they were created. You can also receive our latest communications as soon as they are released by subscribing to our Disability Emergency Planning RSS feed.

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Study Reveals Socially Vulnerable Unprepared for Disasters
Study reveals which Americans are least likely to be prepared to take necessary actions when faced with disasters such as hurricanes, floods, and wildfires.
Publish Date: 2022/07/18 - Updated: 2023/01/04

Underlying Medical Conditions That Increase Risk of Serious COVID-19 Illness for All Ages
List of medical conditions and factors that can place a person diagnosed with the novel coronavirus at a higher risk of developing severe symptoms and side effects, of COVID-19.
Publish Date: 2020/03/13 - Updated: 2021/08/23

Natural Disaster Preparation for People with Disabilities and Special Needs
(Instructive / Helpful) Helpful excerpts from the FEMA and American Red Cross booklet on helping people with disabilities, seniors, and special needs population prepare for emergencies.
Publish Date: 2018/12/22 - Updated: 2023/09/17

Overseas Emergency Services Phone Numbers
Printable reference chart of 911 equivalent overseas emergency services telephone numbers including Police, Ambulance and Fire listed by country or region.
Publish Date: 2018/12/19 - Updated: 2020/03/31

NYC Emergency Management Disability Awareness Prep Talk Podcast
(Announcement / Notification) NYC Emergency Management latest prep talk podcast focuses on disability awareness - Special guests discuss the importance of preparing the disability community.
Publish Date: 2018/07/18 - Updated: 2023/09/14

Quake Kare Launches Portable Camping Survival Kit
(Announcement / Notification) All sales proceeds from this new Camping Survival Kit from the nonprofit Quake Kare unit of Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis go directly to Lighthouse programs for people who are visually impaired.
Publish Date: 2018/03/06 - Updated: 2023/09/11

Efforts to Support Survivors in Aftermath of Hurricane Harvey
(Announcement / Notification) FEMA and supporting state, local, and tribal efforts throughout Texas and Louisiana in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.
Publish Date: 2017/09/03 - Updated: 2023/09/25

Potential For U.S. Nuclear Disasters Greatly Underestimated
The article argues that NRC inaction leaves the public at high risk of fires in spent-nuclear-fuel cooling pools at reactor sites.
Publish Date: 2017/05/29 - Updated: 2023/01/26

What Happens After You Register with FEMA for Disaster Assistance
Information on the process of registering and waiting for FEMA disaster assistance.
Publish Date: 2017/02/01

Quake Kare Kits Make Disaster Preparedness Easier
(Announcement / Notification) Quake Kare helps minimize stress of disaster preparedness for individuals, families, schools and businesses.
Publish Date: 2017/01/22 - Updated: 2023/09/13

NIST Study Provides Voice for Evacuation Needs of Mobility Impaired
Findings based on concerns, insights and opinions of people with mobility impairments provides guidance for helping them get safely out of multistory buildings during emergencies.
Publish Date: 2016/08/26 - Updated: 2020/05/03

Louisiana Federal Disaster Assistance for Affected Individuals and Families
Federal disaster aid available to State of Louisiana to supplement state, tribal, and local recovery efforts in area affected by severe storms and flooding.
Publish Date: 2016/08/15 - Updated: 2016/09/24

Emergency Evacuation Orders: Should I Stay or Leave?
Researchers studying evacuation data and predictors publish papers that may improve prediction models used by emergency planners, leading to more efficient evacuations and possibly saving lives.
Publish Date: 2016/06/24 - Updated: 2021/05/19

What to Do if You Are Stuck in an Elevator
Important information and guidelines to follow if you are stuck in a stalled elevator or lift.
Publish Date: 2016/01/19 - Updated: 2020/11/20

Nuclear Fallout: Health Issues and Emergency Planning
Article looks at consequences of radioactive fallout from a nuclear blast, and includes emergency planning tips.
Publish Date: 2016/01/09 - Updated: 2017/05/29

Will Lack of Evacuation Plans Put Disabled Workers at Risk?
Number of workplaces failing to use an evacuation plan for disabled staff in the UK is at a shocking low.
Publish Date: 2015/12/11 - Updated: 2016/06/11

Staying Safe During Extreme Cold Temperatures
Important to tips and information to note during extremely cold temperatures and severe winter weather to prevent injuries and illness, as well as hypothermia and/or frostbite.
Publish Date: 2015/01/07 - Updated: 2021/06/07

Seniors Should Plan for Hurricane Season
Tips on preparing for hurricanes and ensuring the safety of seniors in the wake of disasters.
Publish Date: 2014/07/05 - Updated: 2022/01/24

Surviving a Lightning Strike: Information and Health Effects
Information including a list of possible after effects experienced following a lightning strike to the body.
Publish Date: 2013/10/28 - Updated: 2021/08/30

Tornado Information for People with Disabilities
Information for disabled and people with medical conditions in regards to protecting themselves during an emergency such as a tornado.
Publish Date: 2013/06/02 - Updated: 2021/04/20

Dangers of Residing in Aging Apartment Buildings
Article examines safety aspects of living in older apartment buildings including fire risk and emergency escape plans.
Publish Date: 2013/02/24 - Updated: 2021/04/20

Fukushima Nuclear Disaster: Global Health Impacts
Radiation released from Fukushima Daiichi meltdown contaminated a zone around the plant and low levels of radioactive material were found in North America and Europe.
Publish Date: 2012/07/17 - Updated: 2017/05/29

Emergency Services: There When You Need Them Most
For People with Disabilities, Seniors, Veterans, and children - emergency services and the organizations that support us mean everything. Won't you consider supporting them today?.
Publish Date: 2012/07/04 - Updated: 2021/08/25

Wildfires: Before, During and After the Crisis
Preparing for a wildfire is essential, homes that survive a wildfire do because the owners prepared for possibility of a fire.
Publish Date: 2012/07/02 - Updated: 2022/03/07

211 Assistance Services in Canada and U.S.
Information and links to 2-1-1 phone and website services in the United States and Canada.
Publish Date: 2012/06/08 - Updated: 2022/03/16

Natural Disasters: Stress, Children, Coping
Information for families on coping with anxiety and stress in the aftermath of natural disasters.
Publish Date: 2012/04/30 - Updated: 2021/09/16

Receiving Disaster Aid Does Not Result in Loss of Social Security Benefits
Recipients of FEMA disaster assistance grants do not pay additional tax lose their Social Security or disability benefits or face reduction in benefits.
Publish Date: 2011/11/09

What to Do After A Hurricane Strikes
Warning and information for residents in hurricane impacted areas regarding deadly dangers that can remain after Hurricane Irene strikes.
Publish Date: 2011/08/27 - Updated: 2011/09/01

Helping Children Prepare for Disasters
Preparing children for disasters resources for parents and teachers that can be used in the classroom or home.
Publish Date: 2011/08/17

FEMA: Seniors and Disaster Assistance Payments
Disaster survivors accepting Commonwealth and federal disaster assistance grants will not cause loss of Social Security benefits additional income taxes or change eligibility for income-based benefit programs.
Publish Date: 2011/06/17 - Updated: 2022/03/03

Assisting Seniors During Natural Disasters
Emergency response plans must take into account the age-related needs of the elderly with regards to personal and social resources.
Publish Date: 2011/06/03

Crisis Counseling for Tornado Survivors
Recovering from the tornadoes has been a stressful and psychologically draining event for many survivors.
Publish Date: 2011/06/02

Alabama Disaster Unemployment Assistance Deadlines Near
Alabama workers who lost jobs as a result of the April storms can register for Disaster Unemployment Assistance.
Publish Date: 2011/05/25 - Updated: 2017/12/24

Safe Room Protection Against Tornadoes and Hurricanes
A safe room in a house can protect your family from deadly high winds associated with a tornado or hurricane.
Publish Date: 2011/05/05

Disaster Recovery Centers - Alabama
Disaster recovery centers in Alabama to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by recent storms and tornadoes.
Publish Date: 2011/05/03 - Updated: 2011/05/25

Natural Disasters and Twitter Information
Twitter communication could be improved if official hashtags were announced during disasters and number of retweets for a hashtag could be limited.
Publish Date: 2011/04/15 - Updated: 2017/12/24

Japan Tsunami - Senior Disaster Preparedness
The oldest segment of Japanese population will likely be the hardest hit as a result of the recent earthquake and subsequent tsunami.
Publish Date: 2011/03/18

Water Safety Information in Event of Emergency
Drinking water might not be available or safe to drink for your own personal use after an emergency.
Publish Date: 2011/03/15 - Updated: 2016/10/19

New Guidance to Support People with Disabilities During Disasters
Guidelines on emergency sheltering to help state planners and organizations ensure people with access and functional needs receive lawful and equitable assistance in the aftermath of disaster.
Publish Date: 2010/11/04 - Updated: 2016/10/19

Tropical Storm Nicole Disaster Recovery Center to Open in Pitt County, NC
A Disaster Recovery Center is coming to Pitt County to help those whose homes or businesses were affected by Tropical Storm Nicole.
Publish Date: 2010/11/02

Children With Disabilities More Vulnerable To Disasters
Children with disabilities are especially vulnerable to the effects of disasters.
Publish Date: 2010/09/23

Helping People with Special Needs Prepare for Disasters
Disaster preparedness takes on added dimensions for people with disabilities or other special needs.
Publish Date: 2010/08/27 - Updated: 2021/04/20

Storm 24: Offering Disaster Recovery Services 24x7
Storm 24 has been continuously offering disaster recovery services for the last two decades.
Publish Date: 2010/08/26 - Updated: 2013/06/16

Disasters Hard on People with Disabilities
Disaster response teams should adjust for needs of victims in each disaster.
Publish Date: 2010/08/23

How To Help Children Cope With Disasters
Children can be especially vulnerable to stress following a disaster such as severe storms and flooding.
Publish Date: 2010/06/10

2010 Hurricane Preparedness Survey Results Florida
Florida Emergency Management Releases 2010 Hurricane Preparedness Survey Results.
Publish Date: 2010/06/03

Disaster Planning for Small Businesses
Small business owners should be prepared for the possibility of disaster by reviewing their business insurance needs.
Publish Date: 2010/05/27 - Updated: 2010/07/08

System Designed for Accessible Emergency Notifications
Providing alerts in emergency situations is vital to supplying information to individuals with a disability.
Publish Date: 2010/05/10

Red Cross Reaches Out after Recent U.S. Tornadoes
Aftermath of the deadly tornadoes that swept through the United States over the weekend.
Publish Date: 2010/04/26

Fire Safety for Wheelchair Users at Work and Home
Online training program to help save lives of individuals with disabilities and mobility impairments during fire emergencies.
Publish Date: 2010/04/07 - Updated: 2017/01/22

Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities
Training materials on how best to assist people with disabilities during an emergency or disaster.
Publish Date: 2010/02/27

Handling Emergency Situations Online
Online information on the role of online social networks and communities in preparing and coping with emergencies and emergency situations.
Publish Date: 2010/02/09 - Updated: 2010/03/04

The NCD and Effective Emergency Management and People with Disabilities
An article about the National Council on Disability's Effective Emergency Management Report to President Obama.
Publish Date: 2009/09/14 - Updated: 2010/02/27

Disabled and Vulnerable Groups More Susceptible to Terrorism Fears
Research shows marginalized groups including mentally ill and the disabled fare worse in the aftermath of natural disasters suffering disproportionate impoverishment injuries and fatalities.
Publish Date: 2009/01/21 - Updated: 2013/07/12

Disaster Preparedness A Deaf Persons Perspective
Consider emergency evacuation routes flashers for the deaf and ramps for people with special mobility needs in emergency situations.
Publish Date: 2009/01/20 - Updated: 2010/02/27

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