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  1. Learn ways to take shelter right away during an emergency. Visit How to Shelter-in-Place...

  2. Information from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on how to be prepared in case of a national emergency, including a possible terrorist attack. Includes information relevant to businesses, employees,...

  3. Highlights the steps older Americans, and their families and caretakers, should take to prepare for emergencies. This information is also in text format. Visit Preparing Makes Sense for Older Americans...

  4. A template of emergency preparedness guidelines for federal agencies from the Interagency Coordinating Council on Emergency Preparedness and Individuals with Disabilities Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness in the Workplace. Visit Preparing the...

  5. This website offers information and resources for emergency managers, state and local government agencies and others to ensure that the needs of people with disabilities are included in emergency planning and disaster...

  6. Information from the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) about cleaning a home damaged by flood waters. Includes tips for what can be saved and what must be thrown...

  7. This website simplifies the process of finding and applying for disaster assistance. The site includes information about more than 40 kinds of disaster assistance. You can apply for assistance with a...

  8. Find information about common reactions to traumatic events, methods for dealing with stress and when to seek professional help. Visit Managing Traumatic Stress: Tips for Recovering from Disasters & Other Traumatic...

  9. This information from the Rehabilitation Engineering Research Center for Communication Enhancement explains techniques emergency responders can use to communicate with people with limited speech. It includes a preparedness checklist and communications tools that can be...

  10. This brochure from the National Organization on Disability provides tips for pet owners on how they can help ensure the safety of their animals during emergencies. This link opens a...

  11. Recommendations for people who are deaf or have a hearing impairment in preparing for an emergency, including information about communicating with emergency personnel. This link opens a PDF document. Visit Emergency...

  12. Tips about preparing for emergencies for people with visual impairments. Includes information about the importance of having alternative methods to move around in your environment. This link opens a PDF...

  13. Emergency planning should involve ensuring that shelters are accessible to people with disabilities. Making emergency sheltering programs accessible is generally required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). This checklist...

  14. This guide from the Job Accommodation Network explains employers' legal obligation to develop emergency evacuation plans and how to include employees with disabilities in developing these plans. Visit Employers' Guide to Including Employees with Disabilities...

  15. This brochure from Ready.gov has information about how to prepare for an emergency and what to consider if you or a family member has a disability. Includes a list of recommended emergency...

  16. Information from the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention on developing a family plan in the event of a disaster. Families should contact their American Red Cross (ARC) chapter or local...

  17. This guide from the United Spinal Association provides information for people who use wheelchairs, their family members, employers and coworkers about how to plan for and safely get out of...

  18. Learn about fire safety for people with developmental disabilities and their family members and caregivers. Topics include developing home exit plans and maintaining smoke detectors. Visit Online Fire Safety Course...

  19. Information from Ready.gov about how to prepare your family in case of an emergency or natural disaster. Learn how kids and parents can create family preparedness plans. Plans open PDF documents. Visit Ready.gov...

  20. Information from the American Red Cross about planning for pets in case of an emergency. Includes information about how to develop an animal care plan and what ti include in animal disaster supply kit. Visit Tips...

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