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As a family caregiver, you are one of 53 million Americans caring for someone older, ill, or disabled. Those in your care depend on you for their safety and well-being—especially during emergencies. The Federal Emergency Management Agency ( and the Rosalynn Carter Institute for Caregivers (RCI) ( have created this Disaster Preparedness Guide for Caregivers to help you navigate the unique challenges that may arise when disasters strike.