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Delaware Preparedness Buddy
Access the link to download the brochure in English, Spanish, French-Creole, Vietnamese, Simplified Mandarin, and Traditional Cantonese.
The Preparedness Buddy is a brochure that you can fill out to create a personal emergency plan designed for all persons including those with access and functional needs. Preparedness Buddy provides a step-by-step template to complete an emergency plan using a personal support network or buddy system.
1. Find a preparedness buddy.
2. Complete the Preparedness Buddy personal emergency plan brochure. Keep the original plan in the disaster kit and ask the buddy to keep a photocopy.
3. The preparedness buddy should regularly check in on his/her designated buddy during the emergency event.
4. Review and update emergency plans each year or during peak disaster seasons.
Behavioral Health Resources
SAMHSA"s Behavioral Health Disaster Response Mobile App
In a disaster, it's essential that behavioral health responders have the resources they need—when and where they need them. The SAMHSA Disaster App makes it easy to provide quality support to survivors. Users can navigate pre-deployment preparation, on-the-ground assistance, post-deployment resources, and more—at the touch of a button from the home screen. Users also can share resources, like tips for helping survivors cope, and find local behavioral health services. And, self-care support for responders is available at all stages of deployment.
The SAMHSA Disaster App helps responders focus on what really matters—the people in need.
*Be ready—access resources for any type of traumatic event, including tip sheets; guides for responders, teachers, parents, and caregivers; and a directory of behavioral health service providers in the impacted area.
*Be prepared—rely on and access pre-downloaded resources on your phone in case of limited Internet connectivity in the field.
*Be confident—review key preparedness materials so you're confident you're providing the best support possible.
*Share resources easily—send information to colleagues and survivors via text message, email, or transfer to a computer for printing.
People with Disabilities
Emergency Evacuation Planning Guide for People with Disabilities
Guide outlines the four elements of evacuation information that occupants of buildings need: notification, way finding, use of the way, and assistance.
Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and other Special Needs
This booklet will help people with disabilities prepare and emergency plan to protect themselves, family, friends, personal care assistant and others in the support network in the event of an emergency.
Are There Resources to Help Me Prepare for and Recover from Natural Disasters?
This guide from Disability.gov provides preparedness and recovery information for a variety of disaster situations including fires, hurricanes, and other extreme weather.
Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities
These tips from the Red Cross provide people with disabilities and their caregivers with guidance in managing communications, equipment, pets and home hazards.
This website will help you think through your personal needs in an emergency, and how to plan ahead for various situations. It will suggest action steps to develop your personal preparedness plan.
FEMA - accessible emergency management
This page provides information on the work the agency is doing to facilitate accessible emergency management.