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COVID-19/Coronavirus Update

Access and Functional Needs

Living with an access and functional need during and after a disaster can be especially challenging. Planning ahead to address your specific needs will mean lessening the stress you might feel after a disaster.

After a disaster you may not have access to a medical facility or even a drugstore. It’s crucial to plan for your regular needs and know what you would do if they become limited or unavailable.

Some of these ideas may help you address your individual needs:

  • Create a support network. Keep a contact list in a watertight container in your disaster supply kit.
  • Wear medical alert tags or bracelets.
  • Plan how you will communicate with others if your equipment is not working, including laminated cards with phrases, pictures or pictograms.

Visit https://www.ready.gov/disability for some more tips and ideas that may be right for your plan.