Those Who Need Extra Help
Emergencies are frightening and stressful even for adults – and can be even more so for children. Acknowledging their natural feelings and providing age-appropriate information can help children feel less anxious.
The American Red Cross recommends that senior citizens create a personal support network of people who will check in on you in an emergency, to ensure your wellness and to give assistance if needed.
When an emergency occurs, mobility challenges and hearing, learning, or seeing disabilities can add complication.We offer practical advice on getting informed, making a plan, assembling a kit, and keeping your plans up to date.
Emergency preparedness includes all family members, even pets. If you have to evacuate your home, they need to come too – and this can pose challenges both on the road and once you reach shelter.