• Formula
  • Diapers
  • Bottles
  • Powdered milk
  • Medications
  • Moist towelettes
  • Diaper rash ointment


Older Americans

  • Medications
  • Eyeglasses
  • Hearing aids and batteries
  • Wheelchair batteries
  • Oxygen
  • Treatments: If you undergo routine treatments administered by a clinic or hospital or if you receive regular services such as home health care, treatment or transportation, talk to your service provider about their emergency plans. Work with them to identify back-up service providers and incorporate them into your personal support network.
  • Emergency documents: Include copies of important documents in your emergency supply kits such as family records, medical records, wills, deeds, social security number, charge and bank accounts information and tax records.

People with disabilities and other special needs

  • Prescription medicines, list of medications including dosage, list of any allergies
  • Extra eyeglasses and hearing aid batteries
  • Extra wheelchair batteries, oxygen
  • Keep a list of the style and serial number of medical devices
  • Medical insurance and Medicare cards
  • List of doctors, relatives or friends who should be notified if you are hurt
  • Contact your city or county government's emergency management office. Many local offices keep lists of people with disabilities so they can be located quickly in a sudden emergency.
  • Wear medical alert tags or bracelets to help identify your disability






Tips on Creating an
Extended Network

If you anticipate needing assistance during a disaster due to your unique family needs, talk to family, friends and others who will be part of your personal support network.

Write down and share each aspect of your emergency plan with everyone in your support network.

Make sure everyone knows how you plan to evacuate your home or workplace and where you will go in case of a disaster.

Make sure that someone in your local network has an extra key to your home and knows where you keep your emergency supplies.

Teach those who will help you how to use any lifesaving equipment, administer medicine in case of an emergency.

Practice your plan with those who have agreed to be part of your network




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Preparing Makes Sense for Older Americans

Preparing Makes Sense for People with Disabilities and Special Needs

Information courtesy of Dept. of Homeland Security