Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities

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Re: Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities

Postby Texas Pirate » Sun Sep 09, 2012 4:08 pm

Happy Sunday - well it's Fall cuz the start of the FOOTBALL season told me so :lol:
Although the temps are fabulous - hope you're enjoying this day. There's a whisper of rain
later on in the week, that would be lovely also.

This is an open forum, so please, if anyone has something to add, stories to tell,
ideas, comments, complaints...please do so.

I know there is a lot of information on here, but if there's something that I missed OR
you want to ADD please...have at it.

Thanks.
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Re: Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities

Postby Texas Pirate » Tue Sep 11, 2012 9:10 am

Harris County Citizens Corp

Some good information on here- please bookmark.


http://www.harriscountycitizencorps.com/
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Re: Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities

Postby Texas Pirate » Fri Sep 14, 2012 2:29 pm

West Nile Virus has claimed the 52nd person in Texas.
Texas is the hardest hit state.

Those who have died have been older citizens also some with compromised systems.
PLEASE when you go out, use that insect repellent and if you have standing water such as in potted planters, around your area, dump it.

I hope y'all are enjoying some of this rain! (Although it does attract those pesky rotten 'squitos)
I got caught in a downpour yesterday around 45 and Monroe...should haven taken my sailboat to work!

Enjoy your weekend - GO TEXANS (and other teams we root for)

Stay safe!

"because you're disabled, you dont have to be a victim" ™
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Re: Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities

Postby Texas Pirate » Sun Sep 16, 2012 1:08 pm

Congrats to FEMA for graduating their first FEMA CORP class of future leaders (18-24) who will be trained to
care for people with disabilities. Congrats to Marcie Roth. She is rockin my world.

Although this is a wonderful step...*YOU* need to step up and make a plan yourself
YEAH, I'm talking to *YOU*....remember they may come in after a storm
you need to deal BEFORE/DURING.... :D

"because you're disabled, you dont have to be a victim"™
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Re: Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities

Postby Texas Pirate » Mon Sep 17, 2012 4:56 pm

City of Houston - Dept. of Neighborhoods
Free legal services for persons with disabilities Sept. 20 and every 3rd Thurs of the month. Register by calling 281-936-0770!
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Re: Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities

Postby Texas Pirate » Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:32 pm

Our Fall weather is certainly bringing us bountiful beautiful temps!


On October 26th, take your family to Wings Over Houston at Ellington Field
They have this day saved for people with disabilities and their family.
C'mon all you TOP GUNS...

YAY!

The Wings Over Houston Special Show for the Physically and Mentally Challenged will be Friday, October 26, 2012. This show is for those persons who, because of a lifetime physical or mental condition, would have difficulty attending the Saturday and Sunday shows. When requesting tickets, please use realistic numbers and limit your request to your challenged individuals, their immediate providers or chaperones, and transportation drivers. The tickets are valid for the Friday show only.


Organization Coordinators please note: Group names are specific according to location/address and are not a blanket specific by group names. Each group location must fill out their own ticket requests.


Ellington Airport is a secured area, therefore every guest, chaperone, and driver must have a show ticket and security identification sticker, and all vehicles are required to have a “Wings Over Houston“ vehicle pass visibly posted on the driver's side of the windshield. You must provide your own transportation.


Back to Top

TICKET REQUESTS

To save money and time, we are striving to e-mail all tickets and vehicle passes. We are requesting that, if at all possible, you register using our online registration form and thus receive your tickets and passes by e-mail. We have a limited amount of tickets so please send in your request right away.




Online Ticket Request Form

Click the below link and complete the form. When you click the Submit form button your information will be sent to us via e-mail. If you do not wish to send your information via the online registration form, then please complete the PDF form below. The deadline for online ticket requests that are to delivered by US Mail is October 12, 2012. The deadline for tickets delivered by e-mail is October 16, 2012. Submitting a ticket request does not guarantee your application acceptance — all applications must be approved by WOH Special Show staff.


Online Ticket Request Form

Link:
http://www.wingsoverhouston.com/woh_sstickets.htm

And I want to thank all y'all for visiting this page. I hope its been helpful....
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Re: Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities

Postby Texas Pirate » Tue Sep 25, 2012 11:06 pm

IS ANYONE READING THIS?

Just asking. :o
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Re: Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities

Postby Stormrider » Wed Sep 26, 2012 8:58 am

I'm reading this, Texas Pirate. So glad you're a part of the Forum and passing out your pearls of information! :D It's a little slow right now because there no tropical gremlins on the horizon.

Wings over Houston is one of my favorite events (being a hardcore aviation buff) and the the Special Show for the the Physically
and Mentally Challenged is a wonderful event.

Speaking about emergency prep, I wonder if one of those coolers that run on a car's auto plug could keep insulin cool during an evac? I'm guessing an ice chest would work better because it doesn't require power, but ice, like gas can be in short supply.

Have a good one!
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Re: Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities

Postby Texas Pirate » Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:27 am

Stormrider wrote:I'm reading this, Texas Pirate. So glad you're a part of the Forum and passing out your pearls of information! :D It's a little slow right now because there no tropical gremlins on the horizon.

Wings over Houston is one of my favorite events (being a hardcore aviation buff) and the the Special Show for the the Physically
and Mentally Challenged is a wonderful event.

Speaking about emergency prep, I wonder if one of those coolers that run on a car's auto plug could keep insulin cool during an evac? I'm guessing an ice chest would work better because it doesn't require power, but ice, like gas can be in short supply.

Have a good one!



STORMRIDER - thanks SO much for replying. Truly appreciate it AND your idea the car's auto plug that could keep insulin cool via cooler during an evacuation. I suppose you can buy this at any sports store??
Maybe LOEWS? TARGETS? WAL-MART? I will check into this fabulous gizmo

Having just "celebrated" the 7th Anny of Rita and the #1 worst evacuation we had to endure in SE TX...that wouldn't be such a bad idea. I will add it to the list.

AND YES WIngs Over Houston can be enjoyed by *ALL* - I live near Ellington so I see those big birds take off. Its a wonderful sight to behold.

I'm also glad you metioned its a "little slow" around here (very polite - most wx. enthusiasts use the word BORING :o )
BUT, my dear community - may I remind you: EMERGENCY PREPARATION ISN"T JUST FOR HURRICANES! NOW would be a wonderful time to either PLAN/RE DO THE PLAN/STOCK UP/

Case in point:(did you think you'd escape without a story????)
Three weeks ago, my little pirate deck was plunged in darkness - (panic: did I pay the electrical bill???)
The whole area was out for FOUR HOURS from 7-11 p.m. It was hot to boot. I pulled out my emergency kit
and took out my handy dandy flash light and some candles. Went to the fridge and grabbed the yogurt, which I knew
would spoil and opened a can of green beans (via manual opener) Okay, not the best of dinners but with candles lit
anything can be romantic. Sat outside, was grateful there was a breeze now and then, got to speak to neighbors who also partook in the impromptu moment. But, we were all prepared.

:arrow: The point is, any thing can happen at anytime, and will. In these crazy times, YOU MUST STEP UP and PROTECT YOURSELF. EDUCATE YOURSELF. REACH OUT IF YOU NEED HELP TO PLAN. Better NOW, than too late.

I'll be going to New Mexico in a couple of weeks to attend the Southwest Disability Conference (a four state celebration) and I'm sure when I get back, I'll have some wonderful information to pass on to the community.

Stay safe, Enjoy our beautiful weather, Grab a plan and MAKE IT WORK for YOU.

(GO TEXANS!) (GET LOST REFS) :lol:

"because you're disabled, you dont have to be a victim" ™
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Re: Emergency Preparedness for People with Disabilities

Postby Stormrider » Thu Sep 27, 2012 7:58 am

The 12 volt cooler/warmer can usually be found at Walmart, Academy, Target and other sporting goods/outdoors/boating stores. These devices are handy for road trips.

You are so right about being prepared for more than hurricanes. Our occaisional rolling blackouts duing heat waves and artic outbreaks can be a problem to those who depend on life support equipment. As we get into winter, that might be something for you to touch upon.

Living near Ellington during Wings would be a blast!

Hope you have a good trip to your conference. :)
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