Groups of people with disabilities will hold a disaster preparedness workshop

The Panhandle will experience a workshop that has never happened in this field before. October 6 is the date for the Disaster Preparedness Workshop for Persons with Disabilities. This free workshop is for all people with disabilities and their caregivers.

It is very important for everyone to have an emergency kit at home in case of a disaster or emergency. However, it is even more important for people with disabilities. There are specific things that each disability group should include in these emergency kits to meet their particular needs.

In this workshop you will learn how to put together an emergency kit and what to include depending on your specific disability. Each participant will receive elements to start assembling their kit.

We will also have Area 22 Emergency Management to discuss what to do in the event of a natural disaster or other emergency. Representatives of law enforcement and firefighters will be on hand to answer any questions from attendees.

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The workshop is FREE and a lunch box will be offered to those who pre-register before October 3rd. To pre-register, you can call Susan Whitaker at 308-633-3751 or email [email protected]

This workshop is presented by the Nebraska Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Vocational Rehabilitation, Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Independence Rising, Area 22 Emergency Management, and Panhandle Public Health Department.

Thanks to our sponsors Platte Valley Bank, Riverstone Bank, US Bank, Walmart and Healthy Blue.