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These resources cover different aspects of disaster planning and management that can help you prepare for and get through an emergency.

Also see our resources on emergency preparedness.

Americans with Disabilities Act National Network: Emergency Preparedness Resources
The ADA National Network includes a selection of emergency preparedness and responses resources, including ones for people with disabilities.

Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services State Operations Manual: Appendix Z
Appendix Z of the agency’s provides interpretive guidance for all provider types related to the CMS emergency preparedness requirements.

FEMA Emergency Preparedness Resources for Businesses
This FEMA collection includes the booklet "Every Business Should Have a Plan," a business continuity plan template and worksheets, case studies, and more.

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