The federal government will be required to do more to consider the needs of people with disabilities when hurricanes, fires and other disasters strike under a new law signed by President Donald Trump.
The Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act, which was signed by the president this week, calls for the creation of a national advisory committee specifically focused on disaster planning for those with disabilities.
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Note: this law expands current access laws including those made as a result of Katrina to close gaps including better access to communication during disasters. More information will be needed to see what changed for D/HH people.