You Can Never Be too Prepared – by Chelsey Klenke, DSAGSL Summer Intern

Down Syndrome Association of Greater St. Louis hosted an emergency preparedness meeting for individuals with disabilities on April 15th.  We learned it is important to have a plan in place to know what needs to be done in the event of an emergency.  Going through practice drills and having conversations on what to do before an emergency takes place is key.

Here are some tips on how to prepare for emergencies:
-Have conversations with family members frequently about what should be done in emergency situations

-Create an emergency kit that includes items such as clothes, hygiene supplies, food, etc., for every member in your family including pets

-Have a plan on where to get information about further warnings

-Decide on a meeting place for your family members should you have to evacuate

-Look at Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services on 3 steps to prepare of an emergency

To find more tips on emergency preparedness, click here.