Attendees of Annual ADA Expo Warned to be Well-Prepared for Emergencies
Hurricanes, tornadoes and other disasters take on a new dimension if you're hearing-impaired or need a service dog.
Everyone -- including those with special needs -- need to have an emergency plan in case disaster strikes.
That was one of the main messages given Thursday at the 7th Annual Americans With Disabilities Expo.
In addition to celebrating the 21st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, organizers said they also wanted to stress how important it is for those with disabilities to be prepared well in advance.
Among the suggestions were creating and practicing an emergency action plan, informing others beforehand they may need assistance, and making proper arrangements beforehand for pets and service animals.
Individuals with disabilities can register with Alachua County Emergency Management for help in the event of an emergency.
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