Hurricanes

Protect your family

Posted July 25, 2008
Updated May 9, 2014

Keep Seniors Safe

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.

Protect Your Pets

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.

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