Georgia's Yellow Dot program is working to help senior citizens during emergencies

SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) — As residents prepare for the possibility of Hurricane Irma, one local organization is making sure seniors are a priority before the disaster comes.

Georgia’s Yellow Dot program is set in place to help the elderly when they are in need is also beneficial during the time of a disaster. It allows senior citizens to register all of their medical information in one packet.

Since Hurricane Matthew, 378 people have signed up for the program.

A yellow sticker is given to those in the program to alert responders, allowing them to properly treat individuals in an emergency.

“It’s just a great way to have everything together and it’s really great with hurricane evacuations,” says Patti Lyons, President of Senior Citizens Inc. “Instead of all of us running around trying to make photo copies of our medical insurance — Do we have a will? And where is it? And what kind of medicine does mom take? — it’s all right there and all you have to do is grab it.”



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