If you have watched the news lately, it may feel like there has been an increase in the amount of stories related to natural disasters. Recent research on climate change and rapid urbanization predicts an increase in the intensity and frequency of natural disasters, including hurricanes, ice and snowstorms, floods, droughts and heatwaves. Older adults may be particularly vulnerable to these disasters due to factors such as their health status and income. In order to be better prepared should a natural disaster occur, we must understand the risks in our area and prepare a plan based on them. It is also important to prepare an emergency kit of supplies and form a personal support network of people you know could help in the event of an emergency situation.
To learn more about how to prepare for disaster, read our full Blog Post here.