Some Neighborly Advice from American Red Cross

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Knowing your neighbors’ strengths and skills can help when disaster strikes. Meet with your neighbors to construct a plan and consider how you will be able to help children, elderly and the disabled in the interim before help arrives.

I met with my neighborhood watch organization and we designated a medical contact, a handyman with electrical and plumbing knowledge and a coordinator who would account for all members of each household. I, of course, will use my amazing blogging and social media skills to relay messages to the outside world that my street is safe.

rco_blog_img_BlogLogoBe sure to have a substantial stock of water and nonperishable food items at hand. It would also be useful to draft a master list of serious medical conditions and emergency contacts. It doesn’t hurt to be too prepared!

As always, you can check out American Red Cross website for more safety tips.

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