Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities
It is important to prepare and plan in order to handle an emergency situation effectively. To ensure that emergency responders can properly respond to your needs, many residents with special needs can register their information with their county emergency management agency or personal physician. Many counties require that this is done prior to the hurricane season so pre-register today. "If your medical condition requires that you be hospitalized during a disaster, consult with your physician about getting an authorization letter for preadmission."
- St. Petersburg Times, April 2007
Emergency Supplies and Planning
American Red Cross helps you to 'Be Red Cross Ready'
Make these items a part of your emergency kit:
This is a guide on preparing and setting up shelters and educating staff & volunteers.
Florida Division of Emergency Management Family Disaster Planning website helps you create your family disaster plan as well as find emergency contacts, evacuation routes and more in your county.
General Emergency Preparedness Links
Resources for Community Members and Professionals
Resources for Kids