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Vulnerable Populations

Emergency preparedness guidance for people with disabilities, seniors, children, and animals.
Vulnerable Populations

Some members of our population require special supplies, assistance or adaptations to successfully respond to emergencies. Use these links to address the unique preparedness needs of people and animals in your life.

As you work to build a disaster response plan, don't forget the unique needs of people and animals. Each one of the four groups listed below requires your understanding of what their needs are on a day-by-day basis as well as what they will need post-disaster. A sudden evacuation to a shelter, loss of electrical power for an extended period of time and decreased access to necessary medications, food and water can greatly impact vulnerable populations. The links provided below are to reliable resources from a variety of organizations.

Individuals with disabilities or access and functional needs