Emergency preparedness for older adults and people with disabilities in Connecticut
In the event of emergencies it definitely helps to plan ahead as much as possible. Natural and man-made disasters can strike at any time, and you should discuss how to prepare and respond to the types of emergencies that are most likely to happen where you live, learn, work and play with your family or household members. If you are an older adult or have a disability, you may want to take extra care in planning for emergencies based on your needs. There are three basic steps in emergency situations:
*Please note, most national information can be found on the Ready.Gov website and most local information is available on the Connecticut Department of Emergency Management and Homeland Security website.
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Some state business is still being done remotely. There are suggested best practices to ensure effective communications with Connecticut residents with disabilities:
Emergency Preparedness and Response: What Community Planners and First Responders Need to Know (from the Association of Assistive Technology Act Programs)