Tornadoes, floods and fires— These are not occurrences most people think about every day. When these disasters happen, though, they can be deadly. That is why it is important to be prepared in advance for these situations, especially for those with special needs, including the elderly.
The three general steps that anyone should follow are the following: Get a kit; Make a plan; Be informed. It is especially important for seniors to have plans and extra help in place. Thirteen million people over the age of 50 said if a disaster occurred, they would need help to evacuate, according to a 2005 Harris poll.