Disabled urged to form disaster plans
Recent report indicates only 5 percent of states and 4 percent of cities have adequately addressed emergency planning for the elderly and the physically and mentally disabled
By Alan Johnson
The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio)
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On the day terrorists struck the World Trade Center, blind workers in a nearby office building carried out the disaster plan they had rehearsed and led sighted colleagues to safety in an evacuation.
"Follow the blind people," a sighted worker said on Sept. 11, 2001. "They know where they're going."
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