The Department’s Emergency Coordinating Officer coordinates with the Florida Division of Emergency Management on emergency preparedness issues and post-disaster response. The Department ensures that the Area Agencies on Aging and local service providers have all-hazards Disaster and Continuity of Operations Plans to be implemented during a threat of imminent disaster.
Your safety in a disaster depends heavily on your own actions, and developing a survival plan is the first and most important step.
Disaster Preparedness Guide for Elders
Click on the link below to view the Disaster Preparedness Guide for Elders in English or Spanish.
- 2020 Disaster Preparedness Guide for Elders
English (PDF, 2 MB)
- 2020 Guía de Preparación para Casos de Desastres
Spanish (PDF, 7.06 MB)
Be Prepared by Planning Ahead
Family Disaster Plan – Review your individual or family disaster plan. Your family or close friends need to know how to locate each other in the event of a disaster.
Disaster Supply Kit – Contains a recommended supply list for you, your family and your pets.
Disaster Online Library
- Discharge Planning Resource Guide – 2012, Department of Health (PDF 20.6 MB)
- Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH) — http://www.flash.org
- Florida Initiative Against Homeland Terrorism (PDF 73 KB)
- Disaster Preparedness and the Deaf Community Guide (PDF 702KB)
Published by the Greater Rochester Chapter of the American red Cross and the Rochester Institute of Technology
Useful Links and Information
As always, stay tuned to normal lines of communications such as local TV and radio stations.
Below are websites you can refer to for valuable information.
For more information, please contact:
Emergency Coordinating Officer Florida Department of Elder Affairs
4040 Esplanade Way, Suite 250G
Tallahassee, FL 32399
Disaster-Related Emails: email@example.com