LCSO Tip of the Week – Access and Functional Needs

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Feb2016 LCSO Tip of the Week - Access and Functional Needs

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Sheriff Dennis L. Dotson

225 W. Olive Street

Newport, Oregon 97365

Tel (541) 265-4277

Fax  (541) 265-4926


Date: February 1, 2016


If you or someone you know has a disability or needs assistance to live independently, take additional steps to prepare for emergencies.  The following tips are found in the 2016 Emergency Management calendar, which can be downloaded at

Get Informed

  • Know what type of natural disasters might occur in your area.  Prepare for them.

Make a Communications Plan

  • Create a personal support network, and prepare them to assist you with your medical equipment, service animals, and transportation needs.
  • Teach someone in your support network to use your life saving devices and medicine.
  • Make sure they have a spare key to your residence and know where your emergency supplies are located.
  • Have a cell phone and paper contact list ready of regional hospitals, doctors, neighbors, and family and friends—both in and out of your area.
  • Talk to your medical services provider about their backup plan, including power failures and treatments during an emergency.
  • Practice your plan!

Build Two Emergency Kits

  1. This kit includes survival basics: water, food, radio, flashlight, batteries, and first aid for at least one week or longer.
  2. This kit contains important medical, personal, and insurance documents and at least one week’s supply of medicine.

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