viernes, 22 de mayo de 2015

6 Ways to Stay Safe and Healthy this Hurricane Season

Dept. of Health & Human Services
May 22, 2015
By: Elizabeth Jarrett, M.A., Division of Communications, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response
“It started like any other day.” That’s what we often think looking back on disasters. We heard the weather prediction and didn’t think much about it. It was cloudy with a chance of havoc, right? We’d seen severe storms before but didn’t expect this one to be any different. Now here we are, picking through the rubble of our homes and our lives. We aren’t alone. Twenty hurricanes have struck the U.S. in the past 10 years wreaking, on average, almost $6 billion a year in property damage and loss of life, according to the NOAA Hurricane Research Division.
National Hurricane Preparedness Week
Coming through a storm safe, healthy, and able to recover fast means being ready before the storm. Anticipating hurricanes can help you and your loved ones stay safe and healthy, keep your family together, and help you cope with the stress of disaster.
National Hurricane Preparedness Week (May 24-30) is the perfect time to get ahead of the storm and take action. When we do, the entire community grows stronger and better able to withstand and recover from hurricanes and other natural disasters. Here are six ways you can get started.
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