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Monday, October 29, 2012

[] Hurricane Tips from CDC

Please stay warm and safe. Thanks...Miro
If your city is under a hurricane watch or warning, the CDC says you should:
ü  Learn about your local community's emergency plans, including location of emergency shelters and evacuation routes.
ü  within the home, make sure you identify potential home hazards and know how to secure them before the storm strikes: Be prepared to turn off electrical power when there is standing water, fallen power lines, or before you evacuate.
ü  Turn off gas and water supplies before you evacuate and make sure structurally unstable building materials are secured. It is also good practice to keep a fire extinguisher and make sure your family knows where it is and how to use it.
ü  Have your important documents handy including insurance policies, wills, licenses, stocks and important medical documents that you might need to grab in a pinch.
 The CDC recommends you stock your home with emergency supplies. They are:-
ü  Several clean containers of water, large enough for a three-to-five day supply -- about five gallons per person
ü  A supply of non-perishable foods that can last up to five days. Non-perishable foods may include peanut butter, protein bars, dry cereal or granola, nuts, crackers, canned juices and ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables.
ü  A first aid kit and manual.
ü  A battery-powered radio, flashlights, and extra batteries.
ü  Sleeping bags, extra blankets.
ü  Water-purifying supplies, such as chlorine or iodine tablets or unscented, ordinary household chlorine bleach.
ü  Prescription medicines and special medical needs.
ü  Baby food and/or prepared formula, diapers, and other baby supplies.
ü  Disposable cleaning cloths, such as "baby wipes" for the whole family to use in case bathing facilities are not available.
ü  Personal hygiene supplies, such as soap, toothpaste, sanitary napkins, etc.


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