Hurricane season runs from June 1 to November 30, and it is important to always have a family plan and supplies on hand in case of a storm. Whether you are a resident or a business, register online for the Coral Springs Police Department’s free CodeRED service to stay informed on the latest hurricane information before, during and after a storm, as well as tornado warnings, boil water alerts, evacuation orders, missing people and local criminal activity. One thing you should prepare is a first aid kit, should you or a family member suffer an injury during a storm (and a first aid kit is always good to have on hand for all emergencies!). Here are some items to include in your kit:
- Two pairs of Latex or other sterile gloves if you are allergic to Latex
- Sterile dressings to stop bleeding
- Cleansing agent/soap and antibiotic towelettes
- Antibiotic ointment
- Burn ointment
- Adhesive bandages in a variety of sizes
- Eye wash solution to flush the eyes or as general decontaminant
- Prescription medications you take every day such as insulin, heart medicine and asthma inhalers. You should periodically rotate medicines to account for expiration dates.
- Prescribed medical supplies such as glucose and blood pressure monitoring equipment and supplies
- Aspirin or non-aspirin pain reliever
- Anti-diarrhea medication
- Tube of petroleum jelly or other lubricant
Find information on first aid kits and more tips for Hurricane Season preparation check out the Ready South Florida Website. Also be sure to tune into CityRadio 1670AM for up-to-date emergency information. CityTV 25 on Advanced Cable or Channel 99 on AT&T U-Verse will also broadcast emergency information. In the event of a hurricane the City’s Call Center will be activated at 954-344-1001 for City-related issues.
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