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It's Hurricane Season. Are You Prepared for an Emergency?

Emergencies and disasters can strike quickly and without warning. For the thousands of Americans living with ALS, emergencies such as fires, floods and acts of nature present a real challenge. June 1 marks the official start of hurricane season and with the coronavirus pandemic, it’s more important than ever to make sure you are prepared.

It is critical that people with ALS and their family members be proactive and make plans to protect themselves in the event of a disaster. Making the conscious decision to be prepared takes work, but it is worth it. The more you do, the more confident you will be that you can protect yourself when the time comes.

Some ideas and things to think about to help keep you and your family safe:

Finally, be informed. There are various web sites and telephone numbers to help with emergency preparedness and keeping you and your family safe during difficult times. Here are a few to consider:

https://www.ready.gov/

https://www.redcross.org/

Prepare for Emergencies Now: Information for People with Disabilities
http://www.ready.gov/sites/default/files/FEMA_Disabilities_R-6_web_june2012.pdf