NOTICE: Department of Aging and Disability Services (ADS) field offices are closed to the public as of March 18, 2020 as a protective measure for the safety of our staff and the public. Staff are working and the agency continues to provide needed services. For more information on available services, please use this website or call toll-free 800-537-2549.

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:

PREPARATION

RESPONSE

RECOVERY

 

*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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