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Disaster Preparedness and the Deaf Community For the Deaf, Hard of Hearing and Latened Deaf

You and your family could be anywhere when disaster strikes – at work, at school or in the car. How will you find each other and what will you do? Emergencies and disasters can strike quickly and without warning and can force you to evacuate (leave) your neighborhood or be confined to (stay in) your home. What would you do if basic services - water, gas, electricity or communications - were cut off? Local officials and relief workers may not be able to reach everyone right away. You can deal with disaster better by preparing in advance and by working with your family, neighbors and friends as a team. Knowing what to do is your responsibility. Follow the steps listed in this booklet to be more prepared.


ARC NTID Disaster Prep Deaf Community