Many community members can benefit from specialized preparedness plans and will need additional assistance if there is an emergency. They may have disabilities, chronic medical conditions, lack transportation, be elderly; be unaccompanied children, come from other cultures, have limited English proficiency or non-English speaking, or be transportation disadvantaged.
Disasters can happen anytime, anywhere, and often without warning. Responders may not be able to reach you right away. Thus, it is important for all of us to be able to take care of ourselves for a minimum of 72 hours by storing food and water.
Services that you depend on, medical equipment you use, medications you take, or other important resources you need daily may not be readily available in an emergency. If you have specific needs, you also should be ready to meet those needs for at least 7 days.
Being ready for a disaster is part of maintaining independence. Although you may not know when a disaster may strike, if you are prepared ahead of time, you will be better able to cope with the disaster and recover from it more quickly.
It is important for all of us to prepare for emergencies now!
How can you prepare?
- Let local responders know your need - Be Prepared in Kendall County
- Register for Kendall County Emergency Alerts
- Make a plan using these great resources to help you:
- Get a File of Life - What is the "File of Life"?