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Let’s Make A Plan! Training Manual

Nancy Svirida, Disability Law Center, May 2007

7. Your Personal Preparedness Plan

Gather your information: Hard copies in waterproof container

Electronic copies, if possible

●  Insurance policies (homeowners & inventory of household goods, auto, medical cards)

●  Medication information, including dosages, Dr. and pharmacy contacts (File of Life on refrigerator)

●  Medical records, including any health care proxies and/or advanced directives

●  List of allergies

●  Passport, driver’s and marriage licenses, social security card, birth certificate, wills/deeds, stocks/bonds

●  Photograph of yourself, service animal, pet, etc.

●  Information for your service animal or pet (tags, proof of vaccinations and vet contact)

●  Assistive/adaptive technology information and serial numbers, including size and weight of wheelchairs

●  Obtain/wear medical alert tags or bracelets

●  Know the location of utility valves, as well as how to shut them off

Gather your emergency supplies:

●  Non-perishable food with manual can-opener and water (don’t forget animals!)

●  Flashlight and radio with batteries, if needed

●  Standard telephone

●  Cash and Checks

●  Sanitation and hygiene items

●  Change of clothing – consider various weather potentials

●  Supplies for cleaning respiratory/other equipment (vinegar, water, liquid detergent, a dish pan, towels)9

9 As suggested in Personal Emergency Preparedness Plan, 2007, Disability Policy Consortium.

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