Extreme climate, emergencies & disasters

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What can we do to be assured that there are effective plans for evacuation transportation for veterans with disabilities, veterans without access to a car and their families during emergencies and disasters?

Also, in many parts of the country extreme climate is becoming the norm. What precautions and special arrangements need to be made to ensure that veterans with disabilities, older veterans, and others who are vulnerable to temperature extremes can safely use transportation during very hot or very cold weather conditions. Transportation providers in areas with extreme temperatures are one resource likely to have useful information from their own experience on passenger transportation and on maintenance of vehicles.

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    Beverly Ward

    Ensure that veterans and the organizations that work with veterans are included in all phases of extreme event planning.