Health Minute: Emergency Preparedness

Oct 13, 2020

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As we live through this extended pandemic, there has never been a better time to understand the importance of being prepared for a disaster.

According to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, or FEMA, you and your family can decrease the likelihood of injury or death if you plan for the unexpected and prepare an emergency disaster kit.

Items that can save your life include: food, water, medications, batteries, and other essentials. All items should be stored in a waterproof container. Knowing how to evacuate the area or how to shelter-in-place is also important.

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I’m Cheraine Stanford, WPSU