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Preparing for Special Needs in an Emergency: Tips on how to prepare resources to assist in planning

Alabama Department of Public Health

Emergencies can happen at any time. Whether they are man-made or natural, the best defense is to be prepared. Being prepared can help you prevent or reduce harm during an emergency. But, preparing for an emergency can be a more difficult process if you have special needs to address or are caring for someone with special needs. This booklet will offer valuable tips on how to prepare for an emergency if you are: Living with physical impairment; Deaf/Hard of hearing; Blind/Low vision; Living with mental illness; Living with developmental/cognitive disabilities; Non-English speaking.

It will list items that should be placed in emergency kits specific to the special needs you may have and offer resources about where you can find more information and assistance. Our goal at Public Health is to help all Alabamians prepare for emergencies. We hope this booklet will help those in Alabama with special needs do that a little bit better.


Alabama Special Needs Emergencies