Through the Roof: Considering Special Needs Populations in emergency evacuations: Lessons learned.

The stories and plight of persons with disabilities in Hurricane Katrina
In 2005, 15 years after the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act: many public municipalities as well as private and faith-based institutions had failed to implement evacuation plans thatincluded individuals with special needs.

Southern Baptist as well as many other Faith Communities did a great job during the crisis of Katrina. Since Katrina, emergency rescue operations have been called on to update policies that include special needs populations. Yet another positive result of the ADA. Faith based organizations are asked to review their policies and procedures as well. No one left behind.

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