Along with the day-to-day caring responsibilities. finding the time to plan and be prepared to deal with a severe snow or ice storm, hurricane, tornado, flooding, power outage, fire, etc. is important.
This came to mind as I’m watching the weather report about us getting hit with a Nor-easter this evening.
I also think about it because I’m a member of Westport’s Community Emergency Response Team, community volunteers supporting emergency services, and in the past we have helped run shelters for residents who had to leave their homes.
Here is a link to Are You Ready, prepared by the Westport Weston Health District. While some of it is specific to those towns, contact numbers for example, most is general preparedness information pertinent to anyone and it is nicely laid out and easily readable.
Another place for info is this link to an article on the National Caregivers Library site about things to consider.
Also a link to www.ready.gov, a Homeland Security web site.