Disaster - Factors to Consider

Households/individuals should consider and customize their plans for individual needs and responsibilities based on the methods of communication, types of shelter and methods of transportation available to them. Other factors to keep in mind include:
  • different ages of members
  • responsibilities for assisting others
  • locations frequented
  • dietary needs
  • medical needs including prescriptions and equipment
  • disabilities or access and functional needs including devices and equipment
  • languages
  • cultural and religious considerations
  • pets or service animals