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Emergency Preparedness & Planning

Woman standing in front of burned out house and holding her head with both handsEmergency 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:

Evacuation Planning

Hurricane Preparedness for Individuals with Autism

This is a guide on preparing and setting up shelters and educating staff & volunteers.

Get a Plan! FloridaDisaster.org

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.

Weather Forecast

Useful Links

General Emergency Preparedness Links

Resources for Community Members and Professionals

Resources for Kids

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