Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Be prepared!

June is not far away. I can always tell because hurricane season starts in June and our local weather folk start talking about what they expect this season to be like and about being prepared. The Red Cross is the go-to agency for information on disaster preparedness. You should also contact your city for the location of senior-friendly shelters in case you ever have to evacuate. Your city may also have a service you can register for to provide you with evacuation assistance in the event of a disaster.

For the Red Cross chapter closest to you or someone you care about, visit

For the Red Cross preparedness information, visit

Here, you will find links to the following topics:

Food and Water in an Emergency
Shelter-in-Place in an Emergency
Preventing and Thawing Frozen Pipes
Family Disaster Planning
Preparing for Disaster
Preparing for Disaster for People with Disabilities and Other
Special Needs
Animal Safety
Emergency Preparedness Kit

So, like the boy scouts always say, be prepared! It's better to have the information already in hand than to try to scramble to find it in the midst of an emergency.

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