Thank you Chip. Always glad to help any way we can. Best Regards, David David Hand Division of Blind Services 1320 Executive Center Drive Atkins Building, Room 201 Tallahassee, FL 32399 Phone 850.245.0371 Office 850.245.0370 Toll Free 800.672.7038 Fax 850.245.0386 David.Hand@xxxxxxxxxxxxx http://dbs.myflorida.com/ "Recipient - 2007 Governor's Sterling Award" ________________________________ From: Allison and Chip Orange [mailto:acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx] Sent: Tuesday, June 02, 2009 2:52 PM To: Hand, David Subject: Re: Family Preparedness Guide - Special Needs Registries & Shelters Thank you David for sending this to me, and for trying to get it on TABI. I really do appreciate attempts to participate on TABI by DBS and Lighthouse staff. I'm sorry to say the address you used for TABI is the one you would use to subscribe or unsubscribe (it's the one with the -request as part of the address). to send a post to the list, you would send it to tabi@xxxxxxxxxxxxx please try again, and if you decide you don't care to try again, I'd be glad to forward this to TABI for you. thanks. Chip ----- Original Message ----- From: Hand, David <mailto:David.Hand@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> To: acorange@xxxxxxxxxxx ; tabi-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Sent: Tuesday, June 02, 2009 10:18 AM Subject: Family Preparedness Guide - Special Needs Registries & Shelters Good morning, At the "First Annual Disaster Preparedness Conference for People with Disabilities, Seniors & Caregivers" held at Tallahassee Community College on May 7, copies of the "Family Preparedness Guide" were distributed. This is an excellent tool for disaster planning, and especially important for people with disabilities. Here is the link to the "Family Preparedness Guide" from the Florida Department of Health: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/demo/php/familyprepareguide-eng07.pdf <http://www.doh.state.fl.us/demo/php/familyprepareguide-eng07.pdf> This includes "A Plan for People with Disabilities." Contents: * Be Prepared: Create A Disaster Plan * A Family Emergency Plan * A Place to Go * A Pet Plan * A Disaster Supply Kit * A Plan for People with Disabilities * Emergency Situations Defined * Terrorism, Floods, Tornadoes, Hurricanes, Nuclear Emergencies * Emergencies * Evacuation * Help Children Cope * Learn More about Services in Your Community Here is the link to the "Special Needs Shelter" brochure from DOH: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/PHNursing/SpNS/Final_SpNS_Brochure_Printed_03 _01_07.pdf <http://www.doh.state.fl.us/PHNursing/SpNS/Final_SpNS_Brochure_Printed_0 3_01_07.pdf> To learn about services, including Special Needs Shelters, provided by Florida counties for those with special needs or to sign up for the Special Needs Registry, call your county. (Contact phone numbers are listed on page 18 of The Family Preparedness Guide). Here is the link to each Florida county's Emergency Management web sites: http://floridadisaster.org/County_EM/county_list.htm <http://floridadisaster.org/County_EM/county_list.htm> The DOH Offices of Public Health Preparedness (PHP) and Emergency Operations (OEO) coordinate resources, planning and response activities to protect the public health of Florida citizens from man-made and naturally-occurring disasters. From responding to disasters to creating resources like the Family Preparedness Guide <http://www.doh.state.fl.us/demo/php/familyprepareguide-eng07.pdf> PDF (30 pages/ 698.91kb), the goal of PHP and OEO are to ensure Florida is prepared for, can respond to, and recover from a bioterrorism event, outbreak of infectious disease, weather emergency or other public health emergency. Here is "Family Disaster Preparedness" information from the Florida Division of Emergency Management http://www.floridadisaster.org/bpr/family%20preparedness/index.htm Have a great day, David David Hand Division of Blind Services 1320 Executive Center Drive Atkins Building, Room 201 Tallahassee, FL 32399 Phone 850.245.0371 Office 850.245.0370 Toll Free 800.672.7038 Fax 850.245.0386 David.Hand@xxxxxxxxxxxxx http://dbs.myflorida.com/ "Recipient - 2007 Governor's Sterling Award"