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When Disaster Strikes - Promising Practices - Sheltering

Providing shelter for vulnerable and special needs populations during and after an emergency is one of the most difficult challenges emergency planners face when preparing for a disaster. Certain people, such as the elderly, children, the disabled, and those with cognitive or sensory impairments or other special medical needs, may need special attention when staying in shelters. Their needs may go well beyond what is typically included in shelters.