Be Prepared for Possible Inclement Weather and Flu Season

Here are a few things we can all do to be prepared this fall and winter for possible inclement weather and flu season.
Flu Season:

  • Get a flu shot. Click here for area clinics.
  • Wash your hands frequently. Use antibacterial foams and gels when you don’t have access to soap and water.
  • Disinfect your home regularly.
  • Stock your medicine cabinet with a supply of single-symptom drugs such as cough suppressants, pain relievers and antihistamines.
  • Eat a well-balanced diet.
  • Get plenty of rest.

Winter Weather:

  • Review your Emergency Plan and ensure that your whole household is aware of what the plans are.
  • Go through your Emergency Kit and make sure all flashlights work, you have extra batteries, blankets, etc.
  • Stock up on food, including canned goods and basics, for those snowed in days.
  • Winterize your home AND car.

For more information visit these websites: Center for Disease Control and Prevention  AND FEMA

Melinda Cardone, Program Manager