PPMD Emergency Care Information
- Be sure to have your emergency care information on hand.
CDC Emergency Preparedness and Response
- CDC has developed a list of resources for families, please visit CDC’s Emergency Preparedness & Response website.
- DID YOU KNOW?
- Nearly half of U.S. adults do not have the resources and plans in place in the event of an emergency. Supply your home with water, non perishable food, first aid kits, and other emergency supplies.
- The peak of hurricane season is between mid-August and late October. Learn the basic information about hurricanes, and how to monitor and prepare for a storm.
- In a disaster, text messages may still go through, even when phone lines are busy. Make sure all your family members know how to text.
- During hurricanes and floods, chemicals that can harm people’s health might be released from businesses, homes, or cars. Protect yourself by taking these steps.
Disability.gov – Emergency Preparedness
- Emergency Readiness for People with Disabilities
- Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and other Special Needs
- FEMA Office of Disability Integration and Coordination
- Ready.gov — Individuals with Disabilities and Others with Access and Functional Needs
- Healthcare Ready is an independent emergency response and relief organization established after Hurricane Katrina. Healthcare Ready, created by PhRMA, has been working with PhRMA companies, healthcare providers, transportation providers, federal, state, and local governments, and many others to identify critical needs in the regions affected by disasters. Team members are working nearly around-the-clock to help the pharmaceutical industry provide relief to people in need.
- Help from MDA: Following local weather emergencies, MDA actively tries to reach all individuals it serves who live in the affected areas to assess their well-being and offer assistance. If you have evacuated to a different area and need MDA services (including help with durable medical equipment or visiting an MDA Care Center), find the nearest MDA office by entering the ZIP code of your current location.
- Life and Breath – Managing Ventilation and Power Failure: When you rely on vital medical equipment, having a plan for emergency situations such as a power failure could save your life. This factsheet contains a variety of information and strategies, from adults with Duchenne and similar types of muscular dystrophy, who use respiratory equipment (e.g. positive pressure machines/ventilators, cough assistance, nebulizers).
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