American Red Cross First Aid App! (English or Español)
After Hurricane Harvey made landfall in Texas, and now we see Hurricane Irma heading in our general direction, we need to be thinking of hurricane preparedness for our own homes. Many of these storms develop quickly, and supplies often run out as the rush to stock up occurs last minute. As a native Floridian, I've experienced many storms, and have seen the damage that can be done--even if that means no immediate damage, but loss of power or drinkable water for days.
You can see HERE how to use bleach to sanitize water in emergencies (sometimes finding bottled water is not an option)
We will also be integrating the current storm situation as part of our class lessons this week. Feel free to join in on the assignment review which has students listing resources before an emergency--you can print this list for your own records at home .
So, take a day (although hurricane season officially begins in June), and stock up with the basics. The way we often approach it, is that after the season ends, we rotate those bottles of water, canned foods, and/or snacks into our lunch or dinner pantry stock--so it will not go to waste.
Reference the American Red Cross' website for additional tips:
Monday, January 8th--Return to School
Monday, January 15th--No School
Wednesday, January 31st--Refuse to Use Project Due
(Updated: due Friday February 2nd)
I am a Health Education major from the University of Florida, with background experience in adult education working with our local hospital for women and babies. A mother of three with a deeply rooted commitment to my students. I strive to promote healthy lifestyles and awareness.