As a parent, Australian mom Natalie Bell often worried about what would happen if her child was in an accident. To add to that, Natalie is a mom to a child with disabilities, so she began thinking of what could happen if her daughter’s disability wasn’t immediately identified in a situation like a car accident.
In the event of an emergency, the Lillie Rice Center (2616 E. Isaacs Ave) has been designated as the emergency shelter for families with children or adults with disabilities. They will also accept service animals. Learn more about preparing for an emergency at the county website. Download this Emergency Preparedness Checklist to be prepared.
We can’t always predict what it will look like, but we can know this: disasters will happen. Whether it’s a storm, flooding, wildfires, earthquake, microburst or even a train crashing onto a freeway, the Northwest is not immune to natural and man made emergencies.
A smartphone app that serves as a comprehensive directory for resources in the Walla Walla Valley. OWWL has maps, contact information, and descriptions of services for those seeking help and those who direct others to help. Users can choose to access in formation in English or Spanish. The app was created by the City of Walla Walla.