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Disaster Preparedness


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The Department’s Emergency Coordinating Officer coordinates with the Florida Division of Emergency Management on emergency preparedness issues and post-disaster response. The Department ensures that the Area Agencies on Aging and local service providers have all-hazards Disaster and Continuity of Operations Plans to be implemented during a threat of imminent disaster.

Your safety in a disaster depends heavily on your own actions, and developing a survival plan is the first and most important step.

Disaster Preparedness Guide for Elders

Click on the link below to view the Disaster Preparedness Guide for Elders in English or Spanish.

  1. 2011 Disaster Preparedness Guide for Elders - English (PDF 1.10 MB)
  2. 2011 Guía de Preparación para Casos de Desastres - Spanish (PDF 913 KB)

Be Prepared by Planning Ahead

Family Disaster Plan - Review your individual or family disaster plan. Your family or close friends need to know how to locate each other in the event of a disaster.

Disaster Supply Kit - Contains a recommended supply list for you, your family and your pets.

Disaster Online Library

Useful Links and Information

As always, stay tuned to normal lines of communications such as local TV and radio stations.

Below are websites you can refer to for valuable information.

For more information, please contact:

Fran Brooks, Bureau Chief
Human Resources, General Services & Emergency Operations and Disaster Preparedness
Florida Department of Elder Affairs
4040 Esplanade Way, Suite 235S
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Phone: 850-414-2046 or 850-414-2000

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