It may be the news, it may be climate change, it may just be the forces of mother nature doing her thing. Regardless of the cause, it feels like there has been one natural disaster after another in recent times. From hurricanes to floods to blizzards and forest fires- communities around the world have been deeply impacted by these dramatic shows of nature.
While everyone should have emergency plans in place to ensure they have food, water and safety, individuals with a chronic illness have additional concerns to manage.
What do you do if you don’t have time to get your prescription medications?
Who can you call for help to replace supplies left behind?
Does insurance have to cover replacement medications, or will you have to pay full price?
Every disaster is slightly different, and available resources rely on the impacted community. However, there are some consistent options, and we at NEA will do our best to remain a resource for those living with eczema, even in times of crisis.
It was with this in mind that we created our Emergency and Disaster Preparedness resource page. Here you will find lists to help you prepare for emergencies and what to do if a disaster hits your community.
In addition to the information listed on these pages, NEA is always available to help answer questions or find specific resources in times of crisis. We are here because you are here.