If you are a kupuna or caregiver, especially if you take care of someone with dementia, the time to prepare for a major storm or disaster is now, before a disaster happens.
District residents promptly recovered from power outages, water and wind damage after super storm Sandy, but our friends, relatives and colleagues in New York, New Jersey and other coastal areas continue waging a much more challenging recovery.
We’ve learned from experience here in the Northeast that a natural disaster or other emergency can happen at any time, so it’s best to be prepared and have a plan. AARP has developed Operation Emergency Prepare to provide tips and resources that can help you prepare for weather-related or other emergencies, as well as check lists and other information you can use to help family or friends who may need assistance.
Hurricane Sandy struck the eastern seaboard more than a week ago leaving a path of destruction in its wake. But while the lights may be back on for most of Connecticut, the impact of this powerful storm is still being felt by thousands, particularly those who lost their homes and their livelihoods as a result of Sandy. Today AARP Connecticut announced that workers who lost their jobs as a result of Hurricane Sandy -- and who aren't eligible for regular state unemployment insurance, such as the self-employed -- may be eligible for Disaster Unemployment Assistance, a federal program that provides up to 26 weeks of jobless aid.
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