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Friday, July 12, 2019

Hurricane Season: What Trans People Need to Know

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As the 2019 hurricane season begins in earnest, transgender people and their families may have a lot of questions about how they can properly prepare and what their rights are while evacuating or staying at shelters.

We want transgender people and their families to stay safe—both from storms and from any unique problems transgender people may face during an evacuation.

It is important for transgender people living in coastal regions to be prepared for obstacles both during and after a hurricane hits. NCTE urges everyone to put together a preparedness kit that not only takes into account basic survival needs, but also your specific health and legal needs as a transgender person.

Hurricane season can be a difficult and dangerous time for all residents of coastal states. We urge you to follow any evacuation orders for your community and follow the advice of emergency officials.

For more visit our Emergency Weather Preparedness kit and learn what you can do to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.

If you are a first responder, emergency staff, or working at an emergency shelter, learn what you can do to make sure transgender people can safely access your resources from our friends at Louisana Transgender Advocates.

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