Earthquake Tips for People with Cognitive Disabilities

(mental retardation, brain injury, stroke and other conditions that may reduce the ability to process information.)

This fact sheet is designed to provide a checklist for activities for People with Developmental or Cognitive Disabilities to improve your emergency preparedness in an earthquake. It is designed to be used in conjunction with Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco's general EARTHQUAKE TIPS FOR PEOPLE WITH DISABILITIES, TIPS FOR COLLECTING EMERGENCY DOCUMENTS, and TIPS FOR CREATING AN EMERGENCY HEALTH INFORMATION CARD. Without all four tip sheets, you do not have all the information you need to be prepared. Preparation may seem like a lot of work. It is. Preparing does take time and effort. So do a little at a time, as your energy and budget permit. The important thing is to start preparing. The more you do, the more confident you will be that you can protect yourself, your family, and your belongings.


_________ Practice what to do during and after an earthquake.

_________ Keep a written Emergency Plan with you.

_________ Copies of plan to Personal Support Network buddies.

_________ Ways to Help Remember.

_________ Practice how to tell someone about what you need.

Before, During and After an Earthquake

Emergency Plan


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Independent Living Resource Center San Francisco
70 10th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
415-863-0581, TTY 415-863-1367, FAX 415-863-1290
In cooperation with June Kailes, Disability Consultant
through a grant from The American Red Cross'
Northern California Disaster Preparedness Network