Emergency kit for Evacuation for the Deaf, Blind and Service Animals
Low vision or hearing loss may make a power outage more difficult in Boulder and evacuation more challenging.
SERVPRO of Guelph has these tips:
Have an evacuation emergency kit ready.
For people who have low hearing or deafness, consider the following:
- Extra batteries for hearing aids
- TTY (teletypewriter)
- If you Sign, have a pen and paper for people who do not know Sign
- Backup batteries for any augmentative communication devices
For people who have low vision or blindness, consider the following:
- Use large-print or Braille on labels
- Magnifiers or other assistive devices
- White cane (if you use one)
Storm damage makes life more difficult for service animals too.
For people who have service animals, consider the following:
- Food, water, and other supplies
- Tell emergency responders that your service animal travels with you
- Shelters and other buildings may not refuse entry to a service animal
SERVPRO of Guelph