“Neighbor Helping Neighbor”
If someone you know is elderly or dependent on life-sustaining or health related equipment
such as a ventilator, respirator or oxygen concentrator, you should make plans now to ensure their needs are met during severe weather and possible power outages.
1. Help them stock a home disaster kit including a flashlight with extra batteries, a battery operated radio, bottled water, non-perishable foods essential medicines, and extra blankets or sleeping bags.
2. Check on them after a storm or power outage. Register them as a special needs customer with their utility so they will become a priority customer. Notify others who could provide help such as neighbors, relatives, nearly friends and local
emergency responders such as the fire department.
3. Have a list of emergency numbers readily available.
4. Have a standby generator or an alternative source of power available. Be aware of the safety rules for its use.
Preparedness is the answer;
STAY CALM and follow your emergency plans.
“BE AWARE – BE PREPARED – MAKE A KIT”
“Don’t Be Scared… Be Prepared”
Remember: Being prepared starts at home:
Don’t fall into the false sense of security that when bad things happen – it will always happen to the “other guy” or, “that will never happen to me”!
BE PREPARED, some day YOU may be the “OTHER GUY”!!
This has been another Public Service Announcement from your Henderson Emergency Management Agency where “We Care About Your Safety”.
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