68 NC counties and 1 VA county are under alert, including Wake, Cumberland, Durham, Johnston, and Orange counties. Details
Published: 2008-07-25 18:27:00
Updated: 2014-05-09 07:12:23
Posted July 25, 2008
Updated May 9, 2014
Severe weather can be frightening for the elderly. Physical challenges might limit their ability to leave their homes. They are also more prone to cardiac arrest due to stress during hurricane conditions.
Make a list of all their medications with dosage, doctor name and phone number, insurance information, family contact person.
Pack all medications and special medical equipment.
Transport them to a safe shelter.
If your home isn’t safe for you, it isn’t safe for your pets. They might not be welcome at a shelter, however, so have a plan before there’s a storm. Check out video of some ways to ensure your pet's safety during a storm. There are more resources in the WRAL.com Pets section.