Disaster Preparedness and the Deaf CommunityThe American Red Cross chapter in Rochester, N.Y. teamed up with the area’s deaf community to create a 14-page guide to help deaf individuals prepare for emergencies.Among the topics covered are community disaster plans, warning systems, emergency contacts, escape routes and first aid kits.

Much of the information is helpful to hearing people too, but the guide focuses primarily on deaf-related needs. (For example, don’t forget to pack extra batteries for hearing aids, text pagers and vibrating alarms.)

Click here to open the PDF guide.