National Preparedness Month: Preparing For Disaster

During this year’s hurricane and tornado season, here are some tips to help prepare for almost anything:

  • First-aid kit, flashlight, whistle, matches, candles, radio with batteries, work gloves (supplies for at least a week)
  • Nonperishable food such as granola bars and bottled water
  • Pen and notebook
  • An extra set of eye-glasses
  • Copies of prescriptions, insurance cards, medical information and contact list, including caregiver’s and physicians’; names and phone numbers
  • Wear shoes
  • Prepare a cooler for insulin (if applicable)
  • If relocated: call your doctors as soon as possible to maintain the continuity of your medical care.

Medicine and supplies should be stored in a defined location to be easily gathered if you must quickly evacuate home or work.

No one can fully anticipate a natural disaster, but taking the time to prepare could make a huge difference in an emergency.

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