Emergencies

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Emergencies

Every day, someone, somewhere is facing an emergency. In some cases, the impact of an emergency situation escalates to a full scale disaster. Being prepared means being able to take care of yourself for the hours, days or weeks it takes the community to recover. We can’t stop disasters from happening, but we can have resources on hand to weather the storm.

For individuals with hearing loss, the impact of an emergency or disaster may be even greater than our neighbors unless we ensure we have what we need to communicate when the power is out, when cell phones don’t work or when we need to evacuate.

In these pages you will find information and updates on emergency preparedness issues as well as access to 9-1-1.