Hurricane safety tips for seniors
Seniors living home alone face special challenges when disaster strikes due to health conditions and limited mobility.
Lisa Cini ASID, IIDA, has provided her top 5 tips to help you stay safe when disaster strikes:
1. Have a packed go bag. This should include: medications, jacket, a spare change of clothing, comfortable walking shoes, flashlights, battery operated radio, extra batteries, whistle, emergency cash in small denominations, contact list, medical lists, living will, etc.
2. Personal Cooler and Ice pack. This will help keep medications such as insulin stay refrigerated.
3. Health Devices should be charged. Devices such as the Kardia Mobile, FitBit or the Human Charger are necessary to ensure that your doctor will be able to give you medical advice no matter where you have evacuated.
4. Don¹t forget about your pets. Make sure you have their leashes, extra food and water, a travel crate and vaccination records.
5. Stay charged. Make sure to have your car chargers, extra batteries, charged power banks and even solar powered chargers or hand cranked chargers will be helpful in the event you lose power