Extreme heat alerts and other disaster preparedness resources are not always issued in ways that people with hearing or vision loss can receive and understand them. Many individuals with disabilities rely on power wheelchairs and other medical devices that may be impacted in the event of a power outage. Extreme heat may also worsen chronic medical conditions. People with disabilities must be included in emergency planning before, during, and after an emergency.

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Follow these tips to help you become heat ready and reduce health risks:

Keep These Other Helpful Tips in Mind

  • For more information, visit the Ready.gov for more helpful tips tailored for people with disabilities.
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