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Tips for early preparation
Emergency Supply Kits should be kept wherever you would anticipate evacuating to, including your basement, garage, office, car, etc. Here's what you need:
Under the Americans with Disability Act those with mobility disabilities have the right to stay at public shelters. While shelter placement depends on the emergency, it is good to check out previous shelters and see if they are accessible or not; that way you can come up with a plan either way.
If you are ordered to evacuate your home, the ideal situation would be to have your personal care attendant or family member accompany you to the shelter. If this is not possible, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has recently contracted two organizations — Dynamic Service Solutions and ResCare — to provide personal care attendants in emergency shelters.
What you need to know:
It is vital that you wear a medical ID bracelet so that you can receive proper medical treatment. The bracelet should include your name, condition and medications. It's also important to have other information readily available: a listing of your medications and dosage; medical allergies/allergies to medications; medical instructions from your doctor; and durable medical power of attorney documents.
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