If you or someone close to you has a disability or special needs, you should make special preparations in case of an emergency. Wounded, ill, or injured individuals could have increased complications during an evacuation. Those with traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress, visual, hearing, or mental disabilities may be especially nervous or reluctant to leave familiar surroundings. They may also be dependent on devices or medications that need to travel with them. To adequately prepare for every possible emergency situation, consider making the following arrangements.
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