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Health Risk Passport Tool | Preparing for Disaster | Ready | Shelter from the Storm | Webster County Storm Shelter Reporting Form


Health Risk Passport Tool

If you found yourself in an emergency or a critical situation, would you be prepared? If you are a caregiver, would someone else know how to support the person you care for in your absence? Is there a written plan in place that describes the supports you or your loved one would need? Health Risk Screening, Inc. (HRS) offers a simple screening tool called "My Health Passport" that can be used as a guide to help people begin preparing for an emergency or a critical situation. To view the tool and begin thinking about what information you might need to gather and have prepared, visit this link: https://hrstonline.com/downloadables/HRST-Health-Passport-Fillable-PDF.pdf

HRS is an organization whose focus is on developing tools and training for the person-centered support of vulnerable populations. Through the education of government agencies and service providers they have helped improve people's lives. Along with training courses, webinars and materials, HRS develops, produces and distributs the web-based Health Risk Screening Tool. To learn more about HRS, visit their website: https://hrstonline.com/index.html

Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and other Special Needs

For the millions of Americans who have physical, medical, sensory or cognitive disabilities, emergencies such as fires, floods and acts of terrorism present a challenge. The same challenge also applies to the elderly and other special needs populations. Protecting yourself and your family when disaster strikes requires planning; this booklet will help you get started. This material is put together by the Red Cross organization.

Link to booklet: https://www.redcross.org/content/dam/redcross/atg/PDF_s/Preparedness___Disaster_Recovery/General_Preparedness___Recovery/Home/A4497.pdf


Ready

Launched in February 2003, Ready is a National public service campaign designed to educate and empower the American people to prepare for, respond to and mitigate emergencies, including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to promote preparedness through public involvement.

Learn more about how to prepare for significant events and help safeguard individuals with disabilities here: https://www.ready.gov/disability


Shelter from the Storm

Shelter from the Storm, Support Decision Making and Emergency Planning, is a resource put together by the Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council in partnership with Something Else Solutions. This guide is written in plain text language to help support individuals and families in creating a plan of action for emergency situations to help support individuals with disabilities. View the short guide here: https://moddcouncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/SDM-BOOKLET-9-EMERGENCY-PREPAREDNESS-FINAL.pdf

Webster County Storm Shelter Reporting Form

Online form to register for Webster County's storm shelter reporting. This information will be confidentially maintained by Emergency Management personnel and used only in the event of structural damage from sever weather or other related incidents in your area.

Webster County Emergency Management helps to prepare the community, with integrity and professionalism for any disastrous event and minimize loss of life and property, with effective response and recovery management. To provide the most efficient and effective coordination of resources available in the mitigation of, planning and preparation for, response to and recovery from emergencies and disasters by businesses and industry and from the public.

Link to form: https://webstercountymo.gov/webster-county-storm-shelter-reporting-form/


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