Vulnerable Populations

Vulnerable populations


             Some members of our population require special
             supplies, assistance or adaptations to successfully
             respond to emergencies.  Use these links to address
             the unique preparedness needs of people and animals
             in your life.



As you work to build a disaster response plan, don't forget the unique needs of people and animals. Each one of the
four groups listed below requires your understanding of what their needs are on a day-by-day basis as well as what
they will need post-disaster.  A sudden evacuation to a shelter, loss of electrical power for an extended period of time
and decreased access to necessary medications, food and water can greatly impact vulnerable populations. The links
provided below are to reliable resources from a variety of organizations.

Individuals with Disabilities or Access and Functional Needs