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. 


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:

“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.


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