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Be Prepared for Disasters
According to the National Organization on Disability (NOD), “To be better prepared as a nation, we all must do our part to plan for disasters. Individuals with or without disabilities can decrease the impact of a disaster by taking steps to prepare BEFORE an event occurs.”
“You are in the best position to know your abilities and needs before, during, and after a disaster.”
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Emergency Evacuation Planning Guide for People with Disabilities, “All people, regardless of circumstances, have some obligation to be prepared to take action during an emergency and to assume responsibility for their own safety." Talking about what to do with others in your life is the first step to being safe in a crisis.
You will find this full article, tips on how to create a home plan, a safety checklist and other resources, on the Minnesota State Council on Disability website.