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Emergency Preparedness

Emergency Preparedness

Plan for Those with Special Needs


  • While Public Health officials and others at the county will try to contact people with special needs during an emergency, it may be helpful to for your organization to have a list of people who may need special help.
  • You might think noting the names and addresses of those with chronic diseases, and even have a list of the medications they regularly take or medical equipment they use (especially if these require power or special supplies like oxygen). Are plans in place to provide power if needed during a blackout or other power failure (the local power company can provide help here)?
  • It may also help to have a list of the schools attended by children along with the name(s) of any authorized adult(s) who can pick them up if a parent/guardian is unavailable.
  • Again, make sure you have the agreement of your members to collect and keep this information! 
  • For more information visit: www.ready.gov