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Please share some do's and don'ts for coping with hurricanes and typhoons.

Please share some do's and don'ts for coping with hurricanes and typhoons.

Hurricane do/ do not: Your Life and Health is PRECIOUS!
Do:
• Have emergency supplies of food, water, medications, first aid kit, self-charging torch Radio
• Have full gas tank of the vehicles
• Keep Important documents in a safe place and take copies with you
• Evacuate when told by officials
Don’t:
• Ignore Warnings
• Be impulsive to go outside to check
• Deny the Reality of severity
• Brag about your coping skills ...Read more

Dr. Shari Jackson
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Hurricanes (Definition)

Hurricanes are tropical cyclones with winds greater than 74 miles per hour capable of causing ...Read more


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Please share a myth about coping with hurricanes and typhoons.

Size = severity.: " THE AREA AND SIZE OF A HURRICANE DETERMINES THE SEVERITY OF ITS IMPACT" from "5 Hurricane Myths Dispelled" on Science 2.0. See: http://www. Science20.com/news_articles/5_hurricane_myths_dispelled-81708 ...Read more

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What I should I do if a hurricane or typhoon is expected?

What I should I do if a hurricane or typhoon is expected?

Hurricane Preparati: •Have emergency supplies of food, water, medications, first aid kit, self-charging torch Radio
•Have full gas tank of the vehicles
•Keep Important documents in a safe place and take copies with you
•Wind and waterproof clothing, sun hats, strong outdoor shoes,
•Blankets, sleeping bags
•Plan for shelter
•Follow advice of Civil Defense Agency, County and State Officials.
•Stay Calm. ...Read more

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What is the difference between a hurricane and a typhoon?

Location: Hurricanes occur in Atlantic, Typhoons in Pacific. They also have opposite rotations. ...Read more

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What can people do to prepare for hurricanes and typhoons?

What can people do to prepare for hurricanes and typhoons?

Have a PLAN: First and FOREMOST is have a FAMILY PLAN. DISCUSS IT...a place to MEET if there is widespread damage.
Have a DISASTER KIT including Flashlights. (BATTERIES you would be surprised how quickly they WEAR OUT!, Fresh Water (A Bathtub full is a GOOD IDEA) and canned foold (DO NOT FORGET THE CAN OPENER)
Find out WHERE is the SAFEST place in your home
Get a TELEPHONE # (In Boston its 311!) ...Read more

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Please share an interesting fact about hurricanes and typhoons.

Please share an interesting fact about hurricanes and typhoons.

74 mph- break point: When the winds of a tropical storm or tropical depression reach speeds of 74 mph or greater it is classified as a hurricane and receives its formal name. ...Read more

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Are there any interesting facts about infections during hurricanes and typhoons?

Are there any interesting facts about infections during hurricanes and typhoons?

Gastro/Colds/Skin: Gastro, colds, respiratory illness and skin infection are common. Deadly, uncommon diseases like cholera and typhoid are not likely to become an epidemic following a hurricane in the United States. Diseases such as this are not commonly found in the United States and are therefore not likely to be found after a hurricane.
http://www. Symptomfind. Com/health/infectious-disease-after-a-hurricane/ ...Read more

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Are shrimp, crabs, and oysters safe to eat after a hurricane or typhoon, as the storm might have stirred up all the sediment?

Are shrimp, crabs, and oysters safe to eat after a hurricane or typhoon, as the storm might have stirred up all the sediment?

Bacteria: Your concern is bacteria. If the shell fish get washed ashore then you may have an issue. If when the water settles and the shell fish remain in their habitat and are then caught you should be alright ...Read more

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Is it safe to drink tap water after a hurricane or typhoon?

Tap water after Hurr: • Hurricanes, especially if accompanied by a tidal surge or flooding, can overwhelm municipal water treatment plants and contaminate your water supply.

• Do not drink Cloudy water from your faucets

• Please contact Local Health Departments whether the tap water is safe for drinking after a Hurricane or Typhoon.

Your Health is Precious! ...Read more

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How many survive staying in hurricanes?

Depends: Depends on many factors this is not a medical question. But having gone through 3 hurricanes there are many factors involved. Best to follow the instructions of the authorities in charge ...Read more

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Worried about all these hurricanes. What can I do to protect my family?

Hurricanes: The more severe the hurricanes the more you have to try and leave for a different place. Not always possible!
If it is really bad the Police and Fire Departments will try as much as possible to find somewhere to stay.

It has been tough but my understanding is that things are getting better - albeit slowly. I certainly hope that is the case. We will all think of you and hope all goes OK! ...Read more

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Is normal for hurricanes to cause pain in crps or rsd patients? And what can we do for relief without adding meds?

Is normal for hurricanes to cause pain in crps or rsd patients? And what can we do for relief without adding meds?

Barometric pressure: Barometric pressure changes could be responsible for your symptoms The weather may change but the question is your symptoms. This is something you can discuss with your physician to see what the best approach to your specific symptoms. ...Read more

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Will my insurance cover hurricane damage?

Will my insurance cover hurricane damage?

Not necessarily: You need to check with your insurance company, as for the insurance may not be covered, and there may be other parts of your plan. ...Read more

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After the hurricane has ended, am I safe?

After the hurricane has ended, am I safe?

Safe after Hurricane: You may not be safe due to following Risk Factors after Hurricane:
• Extended rainfall and subsequent flooding
• Flooded roads and washed out bridges
• Loose or dangling power lines
• Contaminated water
Your Life is Precious! ...Read more

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Where is safest place to be in a hurricane?

Safe Place /Hurrican: Your Life is Precious!
I commend you for wanting to be in a safest place in Hurricane.
Safest place during Hurricane is to be in a Shelter.
Prior to Hurricane, check Shelters closer to your Home, and the route to get there. ...Read more

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How should I prepare my house for a hurricane?

How should I prepare my house for a hurricane?

HurricanePreparation: •Make sure your home meets Building Codes for withstanding hurricanes, and they have storm shutters.
• Brace your Garage door
• Have Hurricane clips for the roof
• Secure your windows and doors.
• Trim trees next to house.
• Have non-perishable food
• Have proper tools, supplies, and first aid kit, batteries, and radio
• Update your Insurances.
• Know all evacuation routes and Shelter ...Read more

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What should I do upon returning home after a hurricane?

What should I do upon returning home after a hurricane?

After Hurricane: • Express Gratitude to the Creator for being alive and being with your family
• Return home only when it is safe.
• Watch out for debris and downed power lines.
• Avoid walking or driving through flood waters
• Check the leaking roof, plumbing, electricity, and the appliances.
• Put a tarp on damaged roof
• Check damage to personal property
• Express your feelings about various losses
• Stay calm ...Read more

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How can I keep my family safe, with a hurricane coming?

How can I keep my family safe, with a hurricane coming?

Plan well ahead: Create a hurricane evacuation plan with members of your household. You should also practice your evacuation plan. Find out about your community’s hurricane response plan. Plan routes to local shelters, register family members with special medical needs. Remember to make plans for your pets. ...Read more

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How can I recover emotionally from a hurricane disaster?

How can I recover emotionally from a hurricane disaster?

Natural disasters: Can have devastating effects emotionally, spiritually, financially and physically. We were hit by Ivan and Katrina & they rocked us to our core. Allow yourself to grieve your losses. Express your emotions. Find a support system. This type of event can sometimes bring communities together. Consider seeing spiritual adviser. If you get emotionally stuck - consider working with a therapist. ...Read more

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Can I use candles if power is out because of the hurricane?

Candle use/Hurricane: 26% of fatal candle fires occur during the loss of electrical power.
• Use Pillar candles and container candles, or
• Candles enclosed within glass globes
• Place candles on a stable surface in a fire resistant holder that is at least 12 inches away from anything flammable, including upholstered furniture and window drapes.
• Avoid moving a burning candle during a power outage if possible. ...Read more

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Where can I get answers to my questions, during a hurricane?

Where can I get answers to my questions, during a hurricane?

Hurricane Concerns: Anxiety or Panic is decreased when you have answers to your questions, during a Hurricane.
• Please prepare yourself before Hurricane.
• If you are in the Shelter, see Local Officials there.
• Listen to the people in the Shelter who have been in other Hurricanes
• Listen to Local TV Channel or battery-operated Radio.
• Express your feelings to your family and friends
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What if I see loose or dangling power lines after a hurricane?

Avoid and report: Avoid, avoid water that it may be touching, and report to the appropriate authorities ...Read more

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How do I let my family know I'm safe during or after a hurricane?

Hurricane and family: You are a very caring Family Person!
• Commend yourself for being safe during or after a Hurricane.
• Prior to Hurricane, get a Satellite Phone.
• Talk to your loved ones and assure them that you will be in a Shelter if needed.
• During the Hurricane, stay safe; use your Satellite phone only if needed.
•After the Hurricane, use Phone, or contact Red Cross to inform your family that you are safe. ...Read more

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If someone in my family needs medical attention during a hurricane, what do I do?

If someone in my family needs medical attention during a hurricane, what do I do?

Medical need/Hurrica: You are a very caring Family Person!
• Follow Hurricane watch and advice from local Officials
• Assure medical care to family member in need prior to Hurricane.
• Be in a Shelter and inform medical need of family to Officials, Public Health Nurse
• During Hurricane, inform Public Health Nurse about need for medical attention to your family member
• Remain calm
• Derive strength from your Faith. ...Read more

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How do I get my meds refilled, if I lost them all during the hurricane evacuation?

Call doc: Most doctor offices will be very understanding of this situation and will gladly refill your scripts ...Read more

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I have felt anxious since the news about the hurricane started. Will it go away on its own?

Anxious: Yes, it will go away but just when is not yet certain.
Everyone not near the hurricane is praying for every one of you - particularly if they have families in your region.

We all care for you!! ...Read more

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How to prevent getting hurt by hurricane?

Evacuate.: If you're told to evacuate, do so. Don't hesitate or second-guess. Just go. ...Read more

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What's the safe way to use alternate sources of electricity or heating, during a hurricane?

What's the safe way to use alternate sources of electricity or heating, during a hurricane?

Safety during Hurric: Your Health is Precious!
• Use generators, grills, camp stoves, or other gasoline, propane, natural gas, or charcoal-burning devices
• Outside and away from
• open windows, doors, and air vents.
...Read more

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