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Earthquake preparedness information for people with disabilities

Earthquake preparedness information for people with disabilities

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Published by Federal Emergency Management Agency in [Washington, D.C.?] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Earthquakes -- California.,
  • People with disabilities.

  • Edition Notes

    Statementdeveloped by the Southern California Earthquake Preparedness Project.
    SeriesEarthquake hazards reduction series -- 5
    ContributionsUnited States. Federal Emergency Management Agency, Southern California Earthquake Preparedness Project.
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 16 p. ;
    Number of Pages16
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL22433175M

    If you have mobility or balance issues, the shaking motion may increase your difficulties. There are many factors that play a role in being rescued Including the physical location of the disaster and how widespread the devastation. They may fear being separated from their family or being left alone. But all the core stuff like two weeks of supplies and a go-bag are the same.

    Determine in advance who can take care of your animal during an emergency. The US FEMA has advice noting that "Disasters can leave children feeling frightened, confused, and insecure" whether a child has experienced it first hand, had it happen to a friend or simply seen it on television. What if your caregiver cannot reach you because roads are blocked or the disaster has affected him or her as well? All of the statistics around personal financial health are shockingly bad — particularly in the US. Before you leave any building check to make sure that there is no debris from the building that could fall on you. To guide a person, keep half a step ahead, offer them your arm and walk at their pace.

    But they say the best way to be prepared is to practice — so I went for it. Improve Safety 7. Common survival measures include storing food and water for an emergency, and educating individuals what to do during an earthquake. During an earthquake: If you are confined to a wheelchair, try to get under a doorway or into an inside corner, lock the wheels, and cover your head with your arms. These answers should describe both your current capabilities and the assistance you may need before, during and after a disaster.


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Earthquake preparedness information for people with disabilities Download PDF Ebook

Codes are not designed to make buildings earthquake proof in the sense of them suffering zero damage. Never grab a person with vision loss, unless it is a matter of life or death. Do you know the locations of text telephones and phones that have amplification?

Avoid zombie and Rambo fantasies. Unfortunately, many of the related blogs, forums, and Facebook groups are riddled with junk. Surviving for 72 hours is better than nothing, but most modern experts believe you should be prepared for at least two weeks in order to handle the majority of likely events.

Can you read emergency signs in print or Braille? Aftershocks frequently occur minutes, days, weeks and even months following an earthquake. Stay away from outer walls, windows, fireplaces, and hanging objects.

Assistive equipment according to your needs i. Ask about home repair and strengthening tips for exterior features, such as porches, decks, sliding glass doors, canopies, carports and garage doors.

Do not approach the person from behind.

Earthquake preparedness

Do emergency alarms have audible and visible features marking escape routes and exits that will work even if electrical service is disrupted? If you're in a vehicle, pull over to a clear location and stop.

Try to protect your head and torso. A safe place could be under a piece of furniture or against an interior wall away from windows, bookcases or tall furniture that could fall on you. Do you have a safe back-up power supply and how long will it last? Likewise, avoiding storing items above beds or sofas reduces the chance of objects falling on individuals.

Once the shaking stops, you and your assistant place all infants in evacuation cribs, cover the cribs with the approved blankets, and wait for instructions from your director. Checklist and Personal Assessment During an emergency, this checklist will enable emergency responders to better assist you.

Seven key principles should guide disaster relief: 1.

Emergency preparedness checklist: Prepping for beginners

If you cannot have an evacuation chair, have a backup plan for evacuating without one. Current satellite and cellular technology as well as personal communication networks permit communication in areas with a damaged or destroyed communication infrastructure.

Recommended additional items checklist Writing pads and pencils for communication Flashlight, whistle or personal alarm Pre-printed phrases you would use during an emergency, such as "I use American Sign Language" or "If you make announcements, I will need to have them written simply or signed".

People with Special Needs

Business continuity planning encourages businesses to have a Disaster Recovery Plan. Your emergency plan Have a longer white cane available to readily manoeuvre around obstacles Earthquake preparedness information for people with disabilities book may be debris on the floor or furniture may have shifted.First, do you know of any resources for prepping for pets?

Many households now have dogs and cats and other animals. It seems important to plan for their evacuation etc. Second, do you know of any resources for emergency preparedness and response for people. Earthquake Preparedness for Persons with Disabilities or Access and Functional Needs No individual who sees or experiences a disaster is untouched by it, and Persons with access and functional needs face additional challenges.

Planning ahead can make all the difference. Before an Earthquake Create a disaster plan. More information is available. Nov 05,  · Whether we live in earthquake country or may one day visit an area where earthquakes are possible, we need to know how to protect ourselves during earthquakes.

Many of our out-of-state and international students may have never experienced an earthquake and have had little to no earthquake preparedness education.People with Disabilities.

A unique brochure with information specific to Americans with disabilities pdf other access and functional needs regarding emergency preparedness. "Prepare For Emergencies Now: Information For People With Disabilities." (PDF) This is a full-color, two-sided, quad-fold brochure.In addition, people with disabilities, and their caregivers, may benefit from the tips below about managing communications, equipment, service animals, pets and home hazards.

Co-authored by the American Red Cross and Department of Homeland Security and FEMA. Download the Preparedness Guide.To assess the emergency preparedness knowledge, behaviors, and training ebook of families of children with developmental disabilities (DD).An online survey.A sample of self-selecting US parents/guardians of children with DD, aged birth years.1).