SAFETY FIRST

2000

HURRICANE    HOME         HEALTH

 

RECENTLY I HAVE FOUND SAFETY FIRST TO BE THE MOST IMPORTANT PART OF LIFE.

YOU CAN BE HEALTHY , STRONG , RICH , SMART , AND IT DOESN'T REALLY MEAN A THING IF YOUR SAFETY IS AT RISK. IT STARTS AT HOME. PLEASE DO A SAFETY CHECK. 

FROM FIRES TO FLOODS AND EVEN DOWN TO YOUR PET. FROM AN AFTERNOON THUNDER SHOWER TO A FULL BLOWN HURRICANE. BE PREPARED FOR ANYTHING !

 

HURRICANE 2000

 

WILL WE BE READY  ?

 

ALBERTO                 HELENE               OSCAR

BERYL                      ISAAC                    PATTY

CHRIS                     JOYCE                   RAFAEL

DEBBIE                   KEITH                    SANDY

ERNESTO                 LESLIE                  TONY    

FLORENCE                  MICHAEL               VALERIE   

GORDON                 NADINE                  WILLIAM

 

 

 

HOW DO YOU PREPARE ?

I HAVE MY OWN SYSTEM AND IT WORKS FOR THE STRESS.

WHEN I HEAR THE FIRST WARNING I IMMEDIATELY START TO MAKE ICE. THIS CAN TAKE UP TO 3 DAYS. FILL LARGE ZIP-LOCK BAGS. FREEZE WATER JUGS TO KEEP FREEZER COLD IN THE EVENT THE POWER GOES OUT.

THE SECOND IS TO CLEAN THE BATH ROOM. THIS IS WHERE YOU AND YOUR FAMILY MAY END UP IF THE STORM WORSENS. MAKE ROOM UNDER THE SINK CABINET TO STORE YOUR HURRICANE SUPPLIES.

SIMPLE ENOUGH MAKE ICE AND CLEAN THE BATHROOM.  IN THE EVENT THE STORM DOESN'T COME YOU HAVE ICE FOR TEA AND A CLEAN BATHROOM ,NO DAMAGE DONE . 

 

THE CALM BEFORE THE STORM

YOU SHOULD ALREADY HAVE A BOX OF SUPPLIES FROM LAST YEAR. IT SHOULD INCLUDE WATER. FOOD READY TO EAT, OR HEAT AND EAT. YOU SHOULD HAVE A FLASHLIGHT FOR EVERY MEMBER OF THE HOME. CANDLES ARE GOOD AND BAD MANY FIRES TAKE PLACE WITH A FORGOTTEN CANDLE. THE LAST THING YOU WANT IS A FIRE WHEN HURRICANE SHUTTERS ARE UP ON YOUR HOME. PLUS THE FACT YOU HAVE LESS CLEAN  AIR CIRCULATING IN A HOT HOUSE. 

A TIP I HEARD AFTER ANDREW WAS TO GET RUBBER SHEETS 2 SETS PER MATTRESS. WRAP ONE  AROUND THE OTHER FOR A WATERPROOF BED. IN THE EVENT OF ANOTHER ANDREW AND YOUR ROOF BLOWS OFF. THE AFTER MAS IS A LITTLE BETTER WITH A BED TO LAY YOUR WEARY HEAD. AND YOU WILL BE WEARY AFTER ANOTHER ANDREW. ALSO PUT PILLOWS AND SHEETS IN LARGE GARBAGE BAGS TO KEEP WATER FREE.

YOU SHOULD KNOW THE REST,  CLEAN UP YOUR YARD BEFORE THE STORM. BRING IN ANYTHING THAT COULD AND WILL BLOW AWAY.  GET A MAP AND CHART THE PROGRESS. 

GET SHUTTERS NOW BEFORE THE STORM. I LIKE TO PICK UP WATER A JUG AT A TIME . TUNA , SOUP ,PEANUT BUTTER AND JELLY CAN BE GOTTEN A CAN AT A TIME . STOCK UP WHEN THERE IS PLENTY ON THE SHELVES AND NO LONG LINES. YOU GET A BETTER SELECTION THAT WAY. ALWAYS PICK  HEALTHY FOODS YOU LIKE AND THE FAMILY WILL EAT. 

 

IT IS HECTIC AFTER A STORM AND STRESS MAKES US EAT MORE. SO PICK RAISINS OR ANY DRIED FRUIT TO KEEP YOUR ENERGY UP FOR THE CLEAN-UP AFTER. NUTS WILL GIVE YOU THE PROTEIN  FOR THE STRENGTH TO TAKE OFF YOUR SHUTTERS AND CARRY OUT TREES. JUICE WILL REPLENISH THE FLUIDS YOUR BODY WILL LOSE IN SWEAT DUE TO HEAT AND EXERTION . YOU CAN SURVIVE A STORM IF YOU PREPARE IN ADVANCE . START NOW AND WE WILL ALL BE SURVIVORS .

 

 PICK UP A MAP ANYWHERE AND IT WILL GO OVER EVERYTHING  YOU NEED. MOST STORES WILL HELP YOU. HELP YOUR ELDERLY NEIGHBORS. SEE IF YOU CAN GET ANYTHING FOR THEM . LET THEM KNOW THERE IS A STORM COMING. SOME DON'T WATCH MUCH T.V. OR EVEN LISTEN TO THE RADIO. HELP THOSE IN NEED BEFORE AND AFTER THE STORMS.

 

 

ANIMALS

 

PETS ARE WILD ANIMALS THAT WE THINK CAN BE TRAINED.

EVERY DAY SOMEONE IS BITTEN BY A FAMILY PET.

"IT NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE " IS THE FINAL ANSWER.

KEEP AN EYE ON PETS AGGRESSIVE MANNERS.

BE SAFE AND KEEP YOUR PETS SAFE. "WOOF" IS A SHOW ON PBS CHANNEL 17 WLRN. SATURDAY 9:00 AM.

IT WON'T SAVE YOUR LIFE ,BUT IT MAY GIVE YOU A HAPPIER LIFE WITH YOUR PET.

SUMMERTIME IS FROG SEASON AND EVERYONE IS UP IN ARMS WITH BUFFO FROGS. YES ,THEY CAN HARM YOU OR YOUR PET BUT THE ALSO EAT MANY MOSQUITOES AND OTHER BUGS. SO KEEP AN EYE ON YOUR PET AND LEAVE THE FROGS ALONE OR WE MAY ALL GET INCEFILITUS. SUMMERTIME ALSO BRINGS AN ARRAY OF OTHER PESTS THAT CAN MAKE US SICK OR EVEN KILL. BEES , FIRE ANTS , ALLIGATORS , FLIES , TICKS ,  

THESE ARE ONLY A FEW. STAY SAFE. 

 

 

THE SUN

 

HEAT STROKE ,IT CAN START WITH A WEAKENING OR PAIN IN YOUR LEGS AND BECOME MORE SEVERE IN AN INSTANT . WEAR LIGHT COLOR CLOTHES  THAT ARE LOOSE FITTING. WEAR HATS TO KEEP THE SUN OFF YOU HEAD . DRINK FLUIDS TO KEEP YOU BODY REPLENISHED. TAKE A REST BEFORE YOU REALLY NEED ONE. STAND IN THE SHADE WHEN EVER POSSIBLE. PROTECT YOUR EYES WITH U.V. PROTECTION SUN GLASSES. 

PETS CAN BE AFFECTED WITH HEAT STROKE TOO. KEEP THEM SAFE WITH PLENTY TO DRINK AND A  COOL PLACE IN THE SHADE.

MELANOMA , HERE IN FLA. IT IS A FACTOR WE CAN'T SEEM TO HIDE FROM. SUN SCREENS HELP BUT THEY WASH OFF. LONG SLEEVES , HATS , SUNGLASSES. THAT IS HOW I DO IT. GET CHECKED AND STAY SAFE AND HEALTHY. SINCE YOU CAN GET THIS CANCER FROM WHEN YOU WERE YOUNG THERE IS NOT MUCH WE CAN DO NOW. OR IS THERE . EDUCATE YOUNG PEOPLE. THE SUN WORSHIPERS WHO LAY FOR HOURS ON THE BEACH. WE HAVE ALL DONE IT ONCE OR TWICE. WE PUT A LITTLE ALOE ON OUR PEELING RED NOSES AND WERE OFF AND RUNNING. THAT IS WHEN IT ALL STARTED. NOW A DAYS DOCTORS ARE FREEZING SPOTS OFF. IT DOES LEAVE A SCAR BUT YOU CAN BE A SURVIVOR. TELL YOUR GRAND CHILDREN WHERE YOU GOT THE SCAR AND EXPLAIN HOW YOU GOT IT. BUY THEM A HAT AND MAKE THEM WEAR IT WITH THE BRIM PROTECTING THE FACE. IT'S  NOT HIP YA KNOW .BUT NEITHER IS A CANCER SCAR. YOU CAN HAVE IT MADE IN THE SHADE,  THAT IS WHERE YOU STAY SAFE.

 

WATER

I'VE SAVED WATER FOR LAST.

ARE YOU AFRAID OF WATER ?

IF YOU SAID "NO" THINK AGAIN.

 

DRINKING : WE RELY ON CLEAN DRINKING WATER TO LIVE. AND MANY STUDIES  HAVE FOUND ALL SORTS OF THINGS ENDING UP IN OUR WATER. OUR HEALTH DEPENDS ON IT.

 

DROWNING : SUMMER TIME IS POOL AND BEACH SEASON. IT JUST STARTED AND SAFETY IS UP TO YOU. CPR IS NOT ALWAYS THE ANSWER. THINK BEFORE YOU NEED TO USE IT.

 

FLOODS : RAINY SEASON IS HERE AND FLOODS ARE A       POSSIBILITY. YOU CAN GET TRAPPED IN A FLOATING CAR,

OR DRIVE INTO A CANAL BY NOT SEEING A ROADWAY.

 

ELECTROCUTION :  WALKING IN WATER AFTER THE STORMS CAN CAUSE DEATH IF POWER LINES HAVE FALLEN.  STAY OUT OF PUDDLES AFTER A STORM.

 

 

IT ALL SOUNDS SIMPLE YET EVERY YEAR IT HAPPENS AGAIN AND AGAIN. SAFETY IS IN YOUR HANDS. SO WASH THEM , I HEAR THERE ARE BILLIONS OF GERMS OUT THERE.