The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is highlighting preparedness for people with disabilities and functional needs. Everyone needs to have the basics such as food, water, a flashlight and first aid kit. But, some have other concerns as well says IEMA Spokesperson Patti Thompson.
That includes an emergency health information card, audible and visual alert systems and smoke alarms, a plan to communicate with family members and food and water for service animals. The complete guide is available online at www.ready.illinois.gov