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Emergency Preparedness and People with Intellectual, Developmental, or Cognitive Disabilities

The final post in our emergency preparedness series covers resources and tools for people with intellectual, developmental, or cognitive disabilities, their families, and emergency planners. Continue reading

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Emergency Preparedness and People with Psychiatric Disabilities

For our next post in our series on emergency preparedness and people with disabilities, published in partnership with our colleagues at AbleData, we are highlighting resources and information for people with psychiatric disabilities. Although there are many sample planning templates … Continue reading

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Emergency Preparedness and People with Mobility Disabilities

In continuation of our series on emergency preparedness and people with disabilities, we are highlighting resources and information for people with mobility disabilities along with our colleagues at AbleData. People with mobility disabilities and older adults may adversely affected by … Continue reading

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Emergency Preparedness and People with Auditory Disabilities

We continue our emergency preparedness series with a look at resources for people with auditory disabilities Continue reading

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Emergency Preparedness and People with Visual Disabilities

This week, NARIC and AbleData are partnering to bring you preparedness resources from the NIDILRR Community and elsewhere so you can be #PreparedNotScared. We kick things off with resources for people who are blind or have other visual disabilities. Continue reading

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Preparing, Enduring, and Recovering from Dorian

September is National Preparedness Month, sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). As Hurricane Dorian moves up the East Coast of the US, communities are preparing for or recovering from the damage caused by high winds, flooding, and electrical … Continue reading

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Inclusive Disaster Preparedness – Progress Made and Progress to Come

September is National Preparedness Month, and ready.gov has many resources to help you, your family, and your community prepare for those events which can upend our lives – from individual housefires or traffic accidents to large scale weather events or … Continue reading

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Everyone Can Help Their Community Prepare

The Federal Emergency Management Administration is celebrating Preparedness Month all through September and, quite frankly, it couldn’t come soon enough: Two Category 4 hurricanes have made landfall (Harvey, Irma) with catastrophic flooding and more storms have been circling in the … Continue reading

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After the Disaster: Recovery

This week we saw catastrophic weather up and down the Gulf Coast of Texas with Hurricane Harvey, including wind damage in Corpus Christi and severe flooding in the Houston area. More rain and flooding is predicted through the end of … Continue reading

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Disasters Happen – Communicate and Be Prepared

Disasters, large and small, can happen at any time. Some we can predict, like hurricanes and snowstorms. Other strike with little warning, like earthquakes and wildfires. They can take out entire communities, or just one person’s home. The best thing … Continue reading

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