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Safety and Emergency Preparedness — Weather Related Safety

Survival Kits - The Name of the Game!

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Survival Kits - The Name of the Game!

The name of the game is survival and the winner will be the player who was prepared in advance. This is not a game you want to lose. The impact that an unexpected disaster can have on a family is immense and can be devastating. Taking the time to prepare or purchase a great survival kit will go a long way in the event of an emergency situation. What you may need to survive can depend on where you live and the specific conditions of that region. It is best to reach out to your local Emergency Management Agency. They...

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Winter Car Emergency Kit and Video

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Winter Car Emergency Kit and Video

It is best to be prepared because we all know that an emergency never comes when it is convenient or you are expecting it.

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Summer Heat Safety Tips

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Summer Heat Safety Tips

Temperatures that hover 10 degrees or more above the average high temperature in a particular region lasting for several weeks is considered to be extreme heat. Each year approximately 175 people in the United States die from extreme heat. Young children, the elderly and those that are sick or overweight are more likely to become victims. Men are also more susceptible to heat illness because they become dehydrated more quickly. Heat kills by pushing the human body beyond its limits. With extreme heat and high humidity, evaporation is slowed and the body has to work extra hard to maintain a...

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Driving on Ice and Snow

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Driving on Ice and Snow

Driving on ice and snow can be very challenging and dangerous. Adapting to these conditions is key to remaining safe. Making use of the following safety tips will guide you in becoming a safer and more efficient driver when the conditions are adverse. PREPARING YOUR VEHICLEPrepare your vehicle in the fall for the coming winter months by performing a complete vehicle checkup. If you are not capable of checking the vehicle yourself have a certified mechanic inspect the vehicle for you. Battery - Cold weather starts require a battery that is fully charged. Have your battery checked and replaced if...

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Hurricane Preparedness Tips

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Hurricane Preparedness Tips

Disaster prevention includes both being prepared as well as reducing damages (mitigation). The most important thing that you can do is to be informed and prepared. History teaches that a lack of hurricane awareness and preparation are common threads among all major hurricane disasters. By knowing your vulnerability and what actions you should take, you can reduce the effects of a hurricane disaster. This information can be used to save lives at work, home, while on the road, or on the water. Hurricane hazards come in many forms: storm surge, high winds, tornadoes, and flooding. This means it is important...

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