Emergency Plans


HurricaneOn August 12, 2009, the National Council on Disability (NCD) released a report outlining the barriers that persons with disabilities face when disaster hits as they “are left behind when it comes to national emergency and disaster plans,” http://www.lifenews.com/bio2915.html
The NCD report is titled “Effective Emergency Management: Making Improvements for Communities and People with Disabilities,” and contains several Federal recommendations as well as State, Local and Individual level interventions. The report can be found at: http://www.ncd.gov/newsroom/publications/2009/NCD_EmergencyManagement_HTML/EffectiveEmergencyManagement.html.


Below is a list of the documents' table of contents.

Executive Summary


Key Terms and Acronyms

Chapter 1: Scenarios

CHAPTER 2: Preparedness

CHAPTER 3: Response

Chapter 4: Recovery

Chapter 5: Mitigation

Chapter 6: Working with Emergency Managers

Chapter 7: Working With Voluntary Organizations

Chapter 8: Implications from the Research

Chapter 9: Initiatives in Progress

Chapter 10: Policy, Program, and Practice Trends

Chapter 11: Interventions


Appendix A: Resources

Appendix B: Voluntary Organizations

Appendix C: Annotated Bibliography

Appendix D: Mission of the National Council on Disability