From 1999-2010 excessive heat exposure caused 7,415 deaths in the United States. Certain groups of people should be especially careful during hot weather conditions. For example, people who have difficulty getting around or who have health conditions are particularly susceptible. The elderly and the very young also merit special attention during periods of high heat and humidity. Click below for more information to prepare for excessive heat:
Knowing what to do when you see a tornado, or when you hear a tornado warning, can help protect you and your family. During a tornado, people face hazards from extremely high winds and risk being struck by flying and falling objects. After a tornado, the wreckage left behind poses additional injury risks. Although nothing can be done to prevent tornadoes, there are actions you can take for your health and safety.
Branch-Hillsdale-St. Joseph Community Health Agency has these tips to help you prepare for, and stay safe during a sudden loss of power.
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