Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Blanket Statement -On Sandy, Power Outages and Disability

Over at Midlife and Treachery, there's a great blog post about Sandy, power outages and disability. Some great things said about how to provide and plan better for vulnerable populations.

In my own town, the senior complex was one of the last places to get power back.

Here's an excerpt:

But I didn’t want to leave.   The accessible shower…and bathroom, and low bed meant more than light and heat.
It’s troubling that such a vulnerable population as the tenants here had no generator, no auxiliary source of power…unlike an assisted living place five minutes away (their generator eventually malfunctioned, leaving them in the same pickle. ) Two main streets in town had power poles, as well as trees strewn across the streets.  Our wind was only fifteen miles per hour less than the speed on the East Coast on Monday night.

You can read the rest of the post here

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