Natural Disaster Preparation for People with Disabilities and Special Needs

Author: Excerpted by Brittney Bettonville - Lighthouse for the Blind - Saint Louis
Published: 2018/12/22 - Updated: 2023/09/17
Publication Type: Instructive / Helpful
Contents: Summary - Main - Related Publications

Synopsis: Helpful excerpts from the FEMA and American Red Cross booklet on helping people with disabilities, seniors, and special needs population prepare for emergencies. Learn what to do in case of power outages or personal injuries. Know how to connect and start a back-up power supply such as a portable electrical generator for essential medical equipment. If vision impaired, deaf or hard of hearing, the person who is disabled should plan ahead for someone to convey essential emergency information that is broadcast by TV or radio.

Main Digest

About 56.7 million people - 19 percent of the U.S. population - have a disability, with more than half reporting a severe disability, according to a U.S. Census report.

FEMA and The American Red Cross have published a booklet to help people with disabilities prepare to protect themselves, their personal care assistant and others in case of an emergency. The booklet also applies to elderly and other special needs populations.

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Helpful Excerpts from the Booklet

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Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis

Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis is a not-for-profit 501(c)3 organization that helps individuals who are legally blind maintain dignity and independence through gainful employment, education and support services.

For details about Lighthouse for the Blind-Saint Louis services and programs, please call 800.542.3697 or 314.423.4333.

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