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Hurricane season is upon us and Floridians are being urged to develop emergency plans in case a hurricane or other natural disaster strikes Florida.
To help Floridians with disabilities develop a disaster plan, Volunteer Florida and the Florida Developmental Disabilities Council (FDDC) created "Disaster Ready - Emergency Preparedness Guide for Floridians with Disabilities." While this guide can help anyone prepare for a disaster, it includes specific information to assist individuals with developmental disabilities prepare for a disaster. This guide is intended for individuals with disabilities who live on their own or with family or friends, not those who live in other types of residential placements.
"Disaster Ready" has two parts. The Florida guide section provides information about emergency management, disaster supply kits, evacuation, communication, personal support networks and more. The second part of the guide is a blank "Personal Disaster Plan." This plan leads the reader through the process of preparing for and responding to a disaster. Individuals can use the information provided in the Florida Guide section to create their own personal disaster plans.
For additional copies of the guide contact the FDDC at 1-800-580-7801, TDD Toll Free at 888-488-8633, or go to the FDDC website at www.fddc.org to order or download copies on line.