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Disaster Preparedness: Plans for Senior Citizens

Published November 3, 2014

After a massive ice storm hit the Greater Rochester, New York area, in 2003, a group of senior citizen grouped together with the American Red Cross and created a manual they wish they would have had prior to their two-week power outage. “We were unprepared for such a disaster. If we had only taken a few simple steps to prepare ourselves for such an event, we could have eliminated many of the hardships we had to endure.”

That is why they created, Disaster Preparedness for Seniors by Seniors, which includes the three steps to preparedness, what to do when disaster strikes and emergency contacts information. Click here to learn more about disaster preparedness for senior citizens from The American Red Cross.