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Hurricane Preparedness: Family Healthy Advice

It’s officially Hurricane season in South Florida. How prepared is your family?

Hurricanes are a prime time for injuries and illnesses, your family must be ready to handle any health-related issues at home, as well as know when to seek out professional medical treatment. World Medical Care is always caring for the community during a hurricane by offering extended hours and at-home medical attention 24/7. World Medical Care’s on-site pharmaceutical dispensary and lab testing will be available before and after a storm ensuring your families good health at all times.

Here are 9 easy family friendly tips to follow for hurricane readiness.

 

  1. Water is essential for life.  Be sure and keep enough bottles of water to last you and your family for a few days.
  2. Food is important as well.  Store several days’ worth of non-perishable foods like tuna and canned fruit and vegetables.
  3. Gasoline- Be sure and fill your car up with enough gas to last a few days.  It is also a good idea to keep enough on hand to fill your generator as needed.
  4. Keep a cooler on hand to store your food and any medications that may need to keep cool.
  5. With an impending storm; it is a good idea to make sure all your prescriptions have been filled or keep an urgent care phone number on hand.
  6. Your health is most important, make sure to schedule a quick check up for your family.
  7. Power will most likely be out so it is a good idea to keep plenty of flashlights, batteries, and a weather radio handy.
  8. Paper plates, napkins, paper towels, and plastic utensils are good disposable items to keep handy when preparing for a storm.
  9. If you have kids, it is a good idea to keep comfort items with you as well.  Books, board games, and anything that can keep them and you calm and busy are good to have with you.

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