People with disabilities are more likely to get hurt or cut-off from important services in a disaster compared to people without disability.
If you live with a disability or care for someone who does, ensure you
- Understand your risk
- Plan for disasters with disability
- Tell Carers your plan
- Prepare for disasters with disability
Doing these easy tasks will help reduce the risk of danger during natural disasters.
There are numerous resources available that will help you undertake these steps and ensure you are safe. These include:
For additional assistance with your emergency preparedness planning, the Queenslanders with Disability Network (QDN) is able to facilitate P-CEP discussion through their peer support groups. The Rockhampton peer-support group meets on the last Thursday of every month: to join this group, contact QDN on 1300 363 783 or firstname.lastname@example.org.