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The Illinois Emergency Management Agency is urging people with disabilities to prepare in case disaster strikes.  Spokesperson Patti Thompson says some things get lost in the cracks when it comes to planning for an emergency.

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Thompson says it's better to be prepared than not when something uncontrollable occurs.  A booklet is available to help address emergency preparedness issues for people with visual, cognitive or mobility impairments; citizens who are deaf or hard of hearing; those who utilize service animals or life support systems; and senior citizens.  More tips and information is available online at Ready.Illinois.gov . 

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