The LADOA realizes the critical need to prepare for emergencies and identify resources for assisting family caregivers and older adults.
Emergencies can happen at any time, and they often require families to look after their own needs for several days. It is critical to assemble things necessary for survival. In the event of a major disaster, emergency services will be overwhelmed. Therefore, it is important to consider how to best prepare for survival.
Some of the priorities of the LADOA's Emergency Preparedness Committee include:
The emergency preparedness slide presentation and handouts below are to raise awareness of the need for individuals to be better informed.
It is strongly recommended that everyone make a "Go-Kit" (a simple back-pack style carrier) in the event they need to evacuate quickly. The most important items for a Go-Kit are to have 7-days of your prescription medications and an individual size bottle of water, along with additional suggested survival items. Click on the following links for further details on preparing a "Go-Kit"