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Deal Reached to Help Disabled People in Disasters

Advocates and city officials on Wednesday said they've struck a deal to protect nearly 900,000 residents with disabilities during disasters.

The deal resulted from a federal class action lawsuit brought in 2011, a year before Superstorm Sandy left many disabled residents stranded in high-rise buildings and other areas, unsure where to turn for help. It calls for disaster centers to be upgraded to accommodate 120,000 disabled people by September 2017, with improvements to accommodate from 10,000 to 17,000 people by the middle of this month, advocates said.

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Source: The ABC News
When: 03/10/2014

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