for the Physically Challenged
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up your home, apartment or workplace so that you can quickly
get under a sturdy desk, table or other safe place for
protection. Identify doorways that do not have doors in
which you can take cover.
a list of medications, allergies, special equipment, names
and numbers of doctors, pharmacists and family members
with you at all times.
extra medication with your emergency supplies.
extra emergency supplies at your bedside and by your wheelchair.
walking aids near you at all times. Place extra walking
aids in different rooms of the house.
a security light in each room. These lights plug into any
outlet and light up automatically if there is a loss of
electricity. They continue operating automatically for
four to six hours, and they can be turned off by hand in
a whistle near you to signal for help.
two people you trust who will check on you after an earthquake.
Tell them your special needs. Show them how to operate
any equipment you use. Show them where your emergency supplies
are kept. Give them a spare key.
and After an Earthquake
you are in bed or out of a wheelchair, stay where you are
and cover your head and neck.
you are in a wheelchair, stay in it and go into a doorway
that doesn't have a door. Cover your head and neck with
to be self-sufficient for at least three days.
on your portable radio for instructions and news reports.
For your own safety, cooperate fully with public safety
officials and instructions.
you evacuate your home, leave a message at your home telling
family members and others where you can be found.
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