Disaster Preparedness

By ncnurse1459 Latest Reply 2008-07-19 10:31:50 -0500
Started 2008-06-11 14:22:15 -0500

It's official…June 1 began hurricane season for us, so get thinking about the possibilities of what to take with you (and how much) should you have to leave home for an undetermined amount of time. Check out the AMERICAN RED CROSS website at www.redcross.org for more information. Also, you can check with FEMA sites online to see other preparedness key points. Lowe's Hardware stores and many others will supply brochures and ideas.

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GabbyPA 2008-07-19 10:31:50 -0500 Report

I live in Florida and have survived Andrew, Charlie, Jean and several other storms. Each time I learn more and more. Now, as a diabetic, the thoughts of having things on hand that I will need has changed. Make sure you have healthy foods in your emercency food stores, the meds, and even the first aid kit that I used to have in one samll tub has expanded to include lots and lots of things I never thought of before I was diabetic. The red cross has a great general list, but if you want some more specific items, drop me a note and I will send you my preparedness list.

butterfly_8 2008-07-19 06:12:40 -0500 Report

That is a wonderful idea. I get all meds from Walgreen's.I usually have up to 3 refills which can last for months. If I should have to leave with or without medication., I would be able to get a refill from any chain drugstore.It makes sense to have a plan in place for emergencies.