What to Do When Disaster Strikes
TRPIL is here to be a resource in case of disaster or emergency. We want you to know that we work together with community partners in times of distress to meet the needs of people with disabilities in Fayette, Greene, and Washington Counties.
We believe that successfully making it through emergencies starts with good planning, so we offer these tips:
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These are some other important things to remember:
- 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.
- Create a support network to help you plan for an emergency. Consider family, neighbors, friends, people who provide services to you, faith-based and community groups. Tell these people where you keep your emergency supplies. Give at least one member of your support network a key to your house or apartment.
- Contact your city or county government's emergency information management office and work with them to use their emergency planning resources.
- If you receive dialysis or other life sustaining medical treatment, identify the location and availability of more than one facility and work with your provider to develop your personal emergency plan.
If you want to learn more about preparing for emergencies as a person with a disability, or to support inclusive disaster relief, visit Portlight Strategies