Category: preparedness

Learning from 2020: Preparing for a Second COVID-19 Hurricane Season

June 1, 2021, marked the beginning of the second Atlantic Hurricane Season during the COVID-19 pandemic. The pandemic has affected how we prepare for emergencies in a number of ways, including how we gather emergency supplies, what we include in our emergency supply kits, where we shelter, and how we seek care and preventive services. Read More >

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Create Co(i)mmunity. Get Vaccinated.

August is National Immunization Awareness Month, an annual observance highlighting the importance of vaccination for people of all ages. Life has been anything but routine lately. A sometimes overlooked result of the COVID-19 pandemic is that many people have missed routine medical checkups, routine screenings, and recommended vaccinations. Recommended vaccines Vaccines aren’t just for children. Read More >

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Food Preservation: Home Canning Safety

Many people discovered new hobbies during the pandemic. Some learned to bake bread. Others took up knitting and crocheting. Still others found self-care in gardening and preserving the literal fruits—and vegetables—of their labors. Food preservation is an excellent way to extend the shelf life of produce, meats, and seafood, and add to your emergency food Read More >

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Be Prepared for a Day at the Beach

Millions of people in the U.S. have been vaccinated against COVID-19 and are resuming normal activities like going to the beach without a mask.(1) Be prepared for a day at the beach. Take steps to protect your skin and eyes from the sun, avoid heat-related illness, and stay healthy and safe during your visit. Know Read More >

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Get Involved: Donate Blood. Save Lives.

June 14 is World Blood Donor Day. The nation’s blood supply needs your help. Donating blood is a simple, safe way to get involved and help save lives in your community. Why donate? Think of the nation’s blood supply like the gasoline in a car’s fuel tank. The supply of blood must be refilled regularly Read More >

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Farm Animal Emergency Preparedness

June is National Pet Preparedness Month. Raising farm animals can bring lots of joy and is a great learning opportunity for families. However, they can have special needs when it comes to preparing for emergencies. Their owners should make sure they have a plan before a disaster happens. Plan ahead to keep animals safe Plan Read More >

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