Each person’s needs and abilities are unique. By evaluating your own needs and making an emergency plan, you can be better prepared for any emergency.
If you have a disability or functional or access need, review those preparedness guidelines as well.
If you receive personal care assistance from a home healthcare agency or in-home support provider, find out how the provider will respond in an emergency. Designate backup or alternative providers that you can contact in an emergency.
If you use in-home support services, Meals-on-Wheels, Life Alert or other support services, work with them to personalize emergency preparedness plans to meet your needs so you can keep in touch with them during and after an emergency. That contact may be your lifeline to other services in a disaster.
If your neighborhood has a Map Your Neighborhood program, contact your Captain and find out what resources are available in your neighborhood.