When we invited Stasha Wyksiel to be our guest blogger , she offered several suggestions to people with special needs for getting earthquake ready. One of her main ideas was that people with special needs need to put their friends in their earthquake kit. She opined that the best way to do this was to enlist a pair of disaster buddies who could check on them after an earthquake strikes.
Is there someone in your life that needs a disaster buddy? Do you need a disaster buddy? If so, we can help. We have created a simple Disaster Buddy Plan that can be filled out in just a few minutes.
Put your friend’s medical information, their physical requirements for assistance, contact phone numbers, the name and contact for your friend’s second Disaster Buddy, and local emergency information all on our one-page Disaster Buddy Plan. Then put a copy in your home emergency kit and your grab-&-go bag , so you have it for reference after the earthquake strikes. Be sure to ask your special needs friend to introduce you to their other Disaster Buddy, so you are both on the same page when it comes to being prepared to help.
Knowing what to do to help your friend after an earthquake is a great plan, so become a Disaster Buddy today!