From the New Orleans Times-Picayune:
The report comes four years after hundreds of people with disabilities were stranded in New Orleans during Hurricane Katrina. Thirty-five died when a nursing home flooded.
“People with disabilities are often left out of planning activities such as analyzing and documenting the possibility of an emergency or disaster and the potential consequences or impacts on life, property and the environment, ” the report says. “These activities include assessing the hazards, risks, mitigation, preparedness, response and recovery needs.”