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Medical Preparations for 2023 Hurricane Season

Medical Preparations for 2023 Hurricane Season

When preparing for a hurricane, it's crucial to remember to prioritize your health and well-being.

Apart from creating an emergency kit and evacuation plan, it's vital to take care of your health needs and those of your family members in advance. Preparing ahead of time can significantly reduce health problems and stressful situations.

To ensure you are medically ready for hurricane season, follow these essential steps:

  • It's important to keep a stock of your prescription medications that will last you at least 14 days.
  • It's important to keep a detailed record of all the prescription and non-prescription medicines you take on a regular basis, along with the dosage for each one and the name, address, and phone number of your regular pharmacy. Don't forget to mention any allergies you have.
  • It's important to keep the name, specialty, address, and phone number of any doctor you see frequently. To ensure their safety, store all necessary documents in a waterproof and portable container.
  • It's important to consult with your healthcare providers and medical equipment suppliers to know which supplies to have during power outages and to explore alternative ways of receiving care.
  • In case of a disaster, it is recommended to consult with all your medical care providers to receive their advice on the best course of action for your medical needs.

Before a hurricane affects our community, it is important to contact your healthcare provider to understand the necessary preparations you should make for your specific medical needs. If you have special needs, click here for more information on how to prepare for hurricane season.