Special Populations Emergency Preparedness
In advance of an emergency, man-made or natural, special populations, agencies and organizations in Pennsylvania will work together to support a system that provides accessible information and resources needed to protect, prevent, respond and recover.
Special populations are defined as groups whose needs may not be fully addressed by traditional service providers or who feel they may not comfortably or safely access and use the standard resources offered in disaster preparedness, response, relief and recovery.
This includes but may not be limited to persons with a functional disability such as blindness; persons who are deaf, blind-deaf, hard of hearing; persons with cognitive disorders, mobility limitations, a developmental disability, or mental illness; persons who may be limited or non-English speaking; persons who are geographically or culturally isolated, medically or chemically dependent, or homeless, persons with pets and/or service animals; older persons with disabilities/medical needs and children.
Alternative Emergency Preparedness Guides
Chinese Emergency Preparedness Guide
English Large Font Emergency Preparedness Guide
Korean Emergency Preparedness Guide
Russian Emergency Preparedness Guide
Spanish Emergency Preparedness Guide
Vietnamese Emergency Preparedness Guide
For more special populations emergency preparedness information visit ReadyPA.org.
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