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Older Adults

Alameda County general emergency preparedness top tips

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Create a support network of people who will help you if disaster strikes. Consider your family, friends, community organizations, faith-based groups, and neighborhood networks.
Emergency kit with medicine, glasses, and a hearing aid
Pack a supply of your required, daily needs such as medications and daily medical supplies, glasses, hearing aids and extra batteries in your emergency kit.
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Have a plan for accessible transportation methods for different disasters and account for any assistive and mobility devices.

Visit Older Adults | Ready.gov to view general emergency preparedness information for Older Adults.

Specific Emergencies


Smoke and Poor Air Quality

Heat waves



Power Outage