[sotd] Emergency Preparedness and You [July 7, 2008]

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Site of the Day for Monday, July 7, 2008

        Emergency Preparedness and You

Today's site, from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC), offers trustworthy advice for coping with public health
emergencies. Gentle Subscribers will find this an authoritative
resource for advice and information while those with pets may want to
review the emergency kit recommended for companion animals.

"The possibility of public health emergencies arising in the United
States concerns many people in the wake of ... hurricanes, tsunamis,
acts of terrorism, and the threat of pandemic influenza. Though some
people feel it is impossible to be prepared for unexpected events,
the truth is that taking preparedness actions helps people deal with
disasters of all sorts much more effectively when they do occur.
...To help, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ... and the
American Red Cross have teamed up to answer common questions and
provide step by step guidance you can take now to protect you and
your loved ones." - from the website

The site provides comprehensive directions for dealing with
health-related disasters, focusing on a three step plan. Giving
detailed and specific instructions, the exhibit explains how to
assemble a disaster supplies kit, with a list of all the necessary
items, from the obvious such as drinking water, to items which might
be overlooked, like a manual can opener and the crucial advice to
keep a wrench beside the water shut-off valve wrench close to gas and
water valves. Additional information is provided on water -- how,
where, and in what to store it and particulars precautions to take.
Further material includes assistance in developing a Family Plan, and
a primer on "sheltering in place".

Stride to the site for essential information about coping with public
health emergencies at:


 A.M. Holm

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