Tips can help you prepare for approaching storm
Extreme cold and harsh winter storms can dramatically increase the daily hardships and day-to-day survival challenges for elderly Americans and those with physical, medical, sensory or cognitive disabilities.
FEMA officials urge seniors and people with disabilities to:
- Make prior arrangements with your physician or check with your oxygen supplier about emergency plans for those on respirators or other electric powered medical equipment.
- Plan now to have electrical backup for medical equipment.
- Develop a back-up communications plan in case land lines are disrupted by having a charged cell phone or a pager.
- Maintain a two-week supply of medications, both prescription and non-prescription. continue reading>>