That Time of Year: Natural Disaster Planning

Hurricane season may be just passing it's peak, but the same tips apply to areas of the country that get snow, heavy rain, earthquakes, etc. 

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Florida’s Department of Elder Affairs has a great site with resources to help plan for emergency situations like hurricanes and flooding, to name just two.  

You can find it here, or click on the link:http://elderaffairs.state.fl.us/doea/disaster.php.

“The Department’s Emergency Coordinating Officer coordinates with the Florida Division of Emergency Management on emergency preparedness issues and post-disaster response. The Department ensures that the Area Agencies on Aging and local service providers have all-hazards Disaster and Continuity of Operations Plans to be implemented during a threat of imminent disaster.

Your safety in a disaster depends heavily on your own actions, and developing a survival plan is the first and most important step.

The sections on the site include:

  • Disaster Preparedness Guide for Elders
  • Be Prepared by Planning Ahead
  • Disaster Online Library
  • Useful Links and Information

All very good tools to help create and document your emergency preparedness plan.

 

Originally re-posted @ https://assistedlivingnavigator.wordpress.com/2016/07/26/that-time-of-ye...

Categories: 
Senior Advisor
City: 
Tampa
States: 
Florida
Zip code: 
33625
County: 
USA