You see it in emergency plans at the local, state and federal level. Common wisdom has held that during an evacuation 80 percent of emergency management and first responder resources will be dedicated to meet the needs of 20 percent of the population with access and functional needs. The new broader definition of people with access and functional needs may include 50 percent of your community, or more. So what does this mean for you? Do the math.
A Guide for First Responders on Working with
People with Access and Functional Needs During Evacuations