Comments on: Hurricane Season: Better Get Ready http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/06/hurricane-season/ The EPA Blog Tue, 28 Jul 2015 21:52:05 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.1 By: Mary W Mulligan http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/06/hurricane-season/#comment-19532 Sat, 01 Oct 2011 18:05:29 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3159#comment-19532 Emergency kits is a must for every household.. first aid kits, plenty of food ( dry ) and lots of prayers when the hurricane hits…

Mary

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By: Dexter http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/06/hurricane-season/#comment-19531 Wed, 10 Nov 2010 07:23:41 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3159#comment-19531 As always portable generator is always important at home or any place.. there are some inevitably problem or disaster happens its a way of being ready all the time

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By: Mary Silva http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/06/hurricane-season/#comment-19530 Mon, 12 Jul 2010 17:16:39 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3159#comment-19530 Along with overnight clothes, consider stocking your Hurricane Kit with the following: extra cash, generator, batteries, flash lights, battery operated radio/television, bottled water, toilet paper, non-perishable foods such as cereal or crackers, canned goods, a can opener, a small cooler, candles, prescription medicines and any over-the-counter remedies you use regularly; and if you have small children – diapers, baby wipes, formula, baby food.

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By: Lina-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/06/hurricane-season/#comment-19529 Mon, 07 Jun 2010 00:53:55 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3159#comment-19529 Michael,
As always, thank you for your insight and good advice. Prescription information is essential. Very good points for disabled communities. Hope many people take this information to heart. Thanks for sharing.

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By: Lina-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/06/hurricane-season/#comment-19528 Mon, 07 Jun 2010 00:51:54 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3159#comment-19528 Definitely, Edgardo
There are many things that can be done in advance to be ready. Thanks for your input.

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By: Lina-EPA http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/06/hurricane-season/#comment-19527 Mon, 07 Jun 2010 00:50:30 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3159#comment-19527 Linda,
You make very good points. I bought a cheap “rechargeable” flashlight. Supposedly you just had to shake it to recharge it. Unfortunately it was totally ineffective. If there are better options available, definitely they could be a lifesaver. Thanks for the advice.

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By: Michael E. Bailey http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/06/hurricane-season/#comment-19526 Sun, 06 Jun 2010 03:53:03 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3159#comment-19526 These are all very important steps to take that you listed. The disability community should take all of these steps and some additional ones. Persons with disabilities should let their local fire department or police department know they have a disability and let them know where they live, and that they may need help evacuating in an emergency. Disabled persons also may need accessible transportation to evacuate, and some of the emergency shelters should be accessible for wheelchair users and persons blind and/or deaf. Accessible shelters should have a process to provide temporary replacements for lost or severely damaged wheelchairs and walkers and for making temporary refills of lost or forgotten medications. People should make copies of their prescriptions and put those in da safe place with their other important papers, but don’t forget to update them as the prescriptions change. . Also keep a list of out of area phone contacts. The different states all probably have a department or agency similar to California’s Department of Developmental Services. They should all be encouraged to develop emergency preparedness training programs for their disabled communities and should get the clients trained through their independent living programs, group homes, and or local People First Chapters. California’s DDS has had this program in place for several years now and trains the clients through the 21 regional centers, area disability boards, independent living programs, group homes and People First chapters in the state. Best wishes, Michael E. Bailey.

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By: edgardo berraz http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/06/hurricane-season/#comment-19525 Fri, 04 Jun 2010 22:23:36 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3159#comment-19525 It’s a very important notice that people take advance before hurricane seasson were over lands.People can take all the meassures for bearing the disaster in the better way.I think than periodically,from here to ahead,have to be remembered these advises.Well done.

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By: Linda http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2010/06/hurricane-season/#comment-19524 Thu, 03 Jun 2010 14:40:48 +0000 http://blog.epa.gov/blog/?p=3159#comment-19524 Battery-operated devices are good, but they still eventually leave you with spent batteries to dispose of: even rechargables wear out sooner or later. Why not take the next green step up and look for radios and flashlights that rely on cranks, dynamos, or solar collectors for power; they are widely available, inexpensive, and so far, very durable. Following hurricane Ivan, we were without electricity for 5 DAYS. I was so thankful I had a crank-powered radio, because I had no way to recharge batteries.

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