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After Hurricane Katrina, Hillcrest resident Ann Curtsinger wanted to compile a database of elderly and disabled neighbors for use in case of an emergency evacuation. So, as chair of her local neighborhood-watch group, Curtsinger turned to the city’s Emergency Management Agency (EMA). But she found no such resource. “That’s kind of a problem citywide,” Curtsinger says. Jo-Ellen Countee, an EMA spokesperson, says she’s not aware any jurisdiction in the country has such a list: “There are privacy issues,” she says, “especially when it comes to the disabled.” So Curtsinger turned to the D.C. Resource Center for Aging and Persons With Disabilities, whose employees travel to local hospitals and nursing homes to collect data on senior citizens and people with disabilities. So far, the 10-month-old center has only 890 people listed in its database; there were 70,363 District seniors estimated by the 2000 Census. “Some of the difficulty was locating the seniors,” says Angelique Calhoun, a supervisor at the center. “Also, people don’t want to give up a whole lot of information about themselves.”—Rachel Beckman