Tag Archives: disaster preparedness

DREDF Statement on Hollywood Hills Tragedy: In Emergency Planning, Disabled People Are Too Often Left Behind

As the southern half of the United States begins repairing the damage caused by Hurricane Irma, news reports surfaced that residents of a Hollywood Hills assisted living facility called The Rehabilitation Center were inside the center without air conditioning. Eight people died even though there was a hospital across the street, just mere yards from … Continue reading DREDF Statement on Hollywood Hills Tragedy: In Emergency Planning, Disabled People Are Too Often Left Behind

R U Ready? Portlight Strategies, Emergency Preparedness and Media Awareness, April 1 – 7. Share Your Stories!

I’m getting this out a little later than I’d planned due to getting hit hard with a nasty cold late last week.   What follows is an important effort regarding the safety and welfare of people with disabilities (and other underserved folks) in areas where disaster strikes.  I’m cutting and pasting the alert from Portlight Strategies … Continue reading R U Ready? Portlight Strategies, Emergency Preparedness and Media Awareness, April 1 – 7. Share Your Stories!