Tools For Emergency Preparedness

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A man in a wheelchair fights his way through flood waters in a flooded neighborhood.

*DO NOT ATTEMPT* Floods can devastate entire cities in a matter of minutes. Having an emergency plan can be the difference of life and death. Photo Credit: Pintrest

Every year we experience natural disasters.  When disaster strikes it is too late to come up with a plan. Thankfully the federal government feels that way too and wants to provide additional resources for the most vulnerable populations when planning for the worst. More importantly, it acknowledges past shortcomings and plans to address them.  Check out this article from Disability Scoop.

Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act

For more information on what the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA)means for you click here. It defines who is “at-risk population” who would need additional assistance in times of emergency for each region and set aside additional funds to accommodate increased emergency assistance.  This is really good stuff. We recently talked about being prepared for an emergency and shared a story about a family that went through the worst during a flood. It is relevant to share again here.  The PAHPA Increases state and local agencies ability to prepare for and respond to  disasters to help the most vulnerable.    For more information on emergency preparedness check out

Local Resources

If you are in or around the Fargo area and want information on local emergency management click here.  For those of you in or around Jamestown or rural Stutsman County, click here.  Living in Lisbon or reside in rural Ransom County, click here.  If you are in Wahpeton or reside in Richland County, click here.  In Minnesota, those near Fergus Falls or residing in Otter Tail County, click here.

Lastly, disasters are not planned.  Your response to one should be.


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