Get Prepared for Weather Emergencies

Well, if you haven’t noticed by now, we’re at the start of Tornado Season. Low rainfall also means drought across many parts of the US, raising the risk of brush fires. So how can you prepare yourself for inclement weather, especially if you have a disability?

Well The National Organization on Disabilities (NOD) has your answers. NOD has created a checklist to aid people in their emergency preparedness practices. According to NOD, there are three major steps you should take to be ready in case of an emergency:

  • Be informed
  • Identify your resources
  • Create an emergency plan.

Staying fully informed about your disability and your health in general will help in tailoring the checklist to your needs. If you have a service animal, please remember to include them in your emergency plans. FEMA’s ready.gov has a section geared toward people with disabilities and their families which answers many questions you may have as you “get ready!”

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