If a disaster strikes in your community, you might not have access to food, water, or electricity for several days. You may think that you will have enough time to run to the grocery store, but stores quickly sell out of important supplies following emergency warnings. Unfortunately, about half of adults in the United States do not have the resources and plans in place for a possible emergency. Preparing emergency kits for your family is an important step in keeping them safe and healthy during a disaster. Learn more.
Tips for first responders for people with special needs
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State of Maine Disaster Behavioral Health Response Plan
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Maine Disaster Behavioral Health Communications Manual
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