Emergencies sometimes strike fast, and are over soon. But recovering from them can take a long time. You can make a good, safe start on returning to normal and recovering from the emergency if you plan for recovery, too. Having important information about yourself and your home will make it easier to get help from local service providers and from State or federal agencies.
Many people depend on help from trained family members, personal care assistants, home health aides, and trained support staff to live in their house or apartment. Involve people who support you in making your plans. Practicing together on a regular basis is just as important. Spell out who will do what with your family members and support staff before an emergency.
Questions to consider when completing your Emergency Readiness Plan: How will you know when it is safe to return to your home, if you evacuated?
- How will you know when it is time to go back to work, school, or your day program?
- Who will you contact, after an emergency, to continue receiving services that you depend on?
- Does your service provider or day program have a plan in place to let you know when you can start receiving services again after a disaster?
Fill in the table below, and print, to add to your personal Emergency Readiness Plan.
|Name of Person who Can Help Me||Phone Number||Relationship to Me|
|My Insurance Company|
Click here for FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) website for government assistance post disaster.