Hurricane Irma – Emergency Preparedness Info

Hurricane Irma – Emergency Preparedness Info
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

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The ADA’s Center for Information, 1-800-DIABETES, has extended phone hours through the end of the week to assist anyone in need:

• 7:30 a.m. CT to 9:00 p.m. CT, through Friday, September 8.

Please check diabetes.org/hurricanerelief for all updates.

Donations
If you would like to donate diabetes supplies, we are partnering with Insulin for Life to ship necessary items to areas impacted by the hurricane. For information on what is needed and how to donate, click here or go to ifl-usa.org/whatweneed

Preparing for Disasters
For people with diabetes, having a natural disaster emergency plan can make a big difference when it comes to managing a crisis.

The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) recommends the following, before a disaster strikes:

• Become familiar with evacuation routes, collect necessary medications and supplies for an evacuation box and create a family communications plan. Visit www.ready.gov or www.listo.gov to learn these and other preparedness tips for tropical storms.
• Download the FEMA Mobile App to receive alerts from the National Weather Service, get safety and survival tips, customize your emergency checklist, find your local shelter and upload your disaster photos to help first responders.
• If you have a National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) flood policy, you may be eligible for reimbursement of actions taken to protect your property. Call your insurance agent to find out more.

My Diabetes Emergency Plan
Produced by the American Society of Clinical Endocrinologists,
www.mydiabetesemergencyplan.com, is a checklist format contain information and resources for patients, healthcare professions and local emergency managers, as well as a video showing how to put together an emergency kit and downloadable PDFs in both English and Spanish.

Resources for People with Disabilities
The Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies has a hotline, 1-800-626-4949, to help people with disabilities and the elderly to safety and provide immediate needs of durable medical equipment and supplies. Additional information is available online here.

Please donate unexpired & unopened diabetes supplies to Insulin for Life

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention For hurricane resources from the CDC, click here.

Department of Health and Human Services Support
Online information for the Department of HHS support services can be found here or you can contact the HHS Disaster Distress Line 1-800-985-5990.

 

Resources for Florida

Florida Department of Health
Hotline 1-800-245-4444 or health@flhealth.gov
Florida Division of Emergency Management
Hotline 1-800-342-3557

Florida Power and Light Outage Map
Click here for a map of electricity outages from Florida Power and Light

Highway Notices/Florida Department of Transportation
Florida 511 provides an interactive map of all Florida roads and highways. Click here to read messages boards over roads and highways throughout the state. Or dial 511.

Pharmacies
Link to list of open pharmacies in Florida

Shelters
A live map of open shelters from the American Red Cross can be found here. You can also contact the American Red Cross directly at 1-800-733-2767.

 

Resources for Puerto Rico

Pharmacies
Link to list of open pharmacies in Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico GovernmentEmergency Page

Puerto Rico Emergency & Disaster Relief Agency
Hotline 787-724-0124

Shelters
A live map of open shelters from the American Red Cross can be found here. You can also contact the American Red Cross directly at 1-800-733-2767.

Stay safe and take all life-saving precautions.