Health Watch

By defaultuser
September 18, 2003

As Hurricane Isabel approaches Cabrini, it is important to remember what you can do to ensure your health and safety. offers some safety tips:

* Put aside money and carry all of your credit cards.

* Plan an escape route. Have multiple routes planned out and make sure your gas tank is filled and cell phone is charged.

* Figure out ahead of time where you can go if told to evacuate. Places such as a friend’s home or a motel are recommended.

* Assemble a supply kit that includes a first-aid kit with any essential medications, canned food with a can opener, three gallons of water per person, protective clothing, bedding and sleeping bags. A battery-powered radio, flashlight and extra batteries are also recommended.

* Upon evacuation, do not forget to trun off electrical devices.

* Move to safe, low-lying areas such as the basement of your dorm.

* Stayed informed of the current conditions by monitoring weather advisories on the internet, television and radio.


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