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Disaster Preparedness for Seniors by Seniors provides an in-depth look at the unique need of seniors. #NatlPrep
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Have #epilepsy? Prepare now for emergencies like natural disasters. Take these extra steps!
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A3: A battery-powered or hand crank radio in your kit will keep you aware of news you’ll need #BuildaKit
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Are you part of an older adult’s support network? Get steps you can take to help your loved ones: #NatlPrep
28% of older adults live alone & almost 1/2 of older women live alone. Build a support network
Tomorrow (9/16) @GetReady will host a Google+ Hangout at 2PM (EDT) Join experts to chat preparedness: #NatlPrep
Save the date! Our Twitter Chat is this Friday, Sept. 19th. Use the hashtag #PrepareChicago
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Learn how CDC is supporting the #Ebola response through public health activities:
Help #TackleEbola. Visit to learn how health workers can volunteer and anyone can donate to assist those affected.
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The older adult population will double+ before 2050. Ready the older adults in your life for an emergency: #NatlPrep
Keep serial numbers for vital medical devices dry/store in sealable bags. #disability #NatlPrep
Your emergency plan should include reliable transportation & a backup plan to help you shelter or evacuate: #NatlPrep
Find out how emergency management can plan for individuals with access and functional needs:… #NatlPrep
Plan ahead! If you have a disability or care for someone who does, identify the closest accessible shelter. #NatlPrep
First responders! Tips for evacuating people with #disabilities: #NatlPrep
Read how #Alaska has made great strides in improving emergency preparedness for people with disabilities: #NatlPrep
Always ask a person with a disability how you can best assist them to evacuate: #NatlPrep
Thanks to all for the great #CDCprep chat! If you missed it, check out this #Storify for the highlights:…
Join @PHEgov for a chat on emergency preparedness for little ones on 9/17 at 1PM EDT. Use #Prep4Kids to participate!
Our latest blog post features Alaska’s integrated approach to serving Alaskans with disabilities: #NatlPrep
Questions about #enterovirus infections in US? See frequent Qs & As on EV-D68 from CDC.
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With 663,000 square miles to cover preparedness in Alaska takes on a whole new meaning. #NatlPrep
A charged car battery can power electric wheelchairs & other equipment in a power outage. More tips: #NatlPrep
Most of Alaska is inaccessible by road. Read how Alaska is serving Alaskans w/disabilities during disasters #NatlPrep
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Your #emergency kit should have at least a 3 day supply of prescription medication. #NatlPrep
#CDCintheField from Rupa: #Ebola has no borders. A small river divides border of Guinea and Sierra Leone.
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Do you use a medical device that requires power? #Prepare for a power outage, learn how here: #NatlPrep
Have #epilepsy? Prepare now for emergencies like natural disasters. Take these extra steps!
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The Health & Disability Program @NACCHOalerts supports local health department inclusion efforts #NatlPrep
The Medical Reserve Corps was established after 9/11 to mobilize volunteers during emergencies: #911anniversary
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Clinicians! Join the 9/18 COCA call for strategies you can use to improve influenza prevention/control for kids:…
Be #prepared to handle a disaster with a psychiatric disability. Here are some communication and coping tips:
Include a thumb drive with important medical info in your emergency kit. #NatlPrep
Always first involve the individual w/disability in emergency planning when possible: #NatlPrep
Include caregivers, friends, family, or neighbors in your support network who can help during an emergency. #NatlPrep
Like most emergencies,#flu can be unpredictable.#Getafluvax by Oct to help prevent flu in your household. #CDCprep
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A11: Call ahead to make sure your local evacuation shelter will take pets. Don't assume! #CDCprep
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We're at the end of our time today.Thank you to everyone who participated in our #CDCPrep Twitter Chat. Happy Preparedness Month!
Q11 Last question! Do you know where to take your pet if you had to evacuate your home? #CDCprep
Q10: How many of you own pets AND include them in your disaster plans? #CDCprep
People w/ ties to friends & family are more likely to be resilient. Start a conversation on how you will rely on each other. #CDCprep
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A9:Know your neighbors. In a disaster the people closest to the area impacted are the 1st to provide aid:… #CDCprep
Q9 Have you gotten to know your neighbors? Do you have plans to check on each other during a disaster? #CDCprep
A8: Share information w/older adults, & discuss your plans (includes print-ready materials): (via @fema) #CDCprep
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