Trump Signs Law Improving Disaster Planning For Those With Disabilities

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.