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Help your community! Check on elderly relatives & neighbors before and after an emergency. go.usa.gov/VdQ9 #NatlPrep
When you take a chance with high water you not only put your life in danger but the lives of first responders. Turn around, don't drown.
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Annie took on caring for her aging mother & faced a variety of challenges, including Hurricane Gustav. Read more: go.usa.gov/ppyh
Flood reminder: A foot of water will float many vehicles. Two feet of water can carry them away. ready.gov/flood #Houston #TX
#PrepareTogether: Check in on neighbors, the elderly & those who live alone. Call @Chicago311 for a well-being check #PrepareChicago
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In 2014, #PrepareChicago was expanded to reach Chicagoans in 15 different languages: ow.ly/BH5Lz
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Not everyone knows how to text! Teach older adults new ways to check in with loved ones in an emergency: ow.ly/i/6Tqnh #NatlPrep
Caring for an aging parent? Find out what caregivers should know to continue care during an emergency:go.usa.gov/ppyh #NatlPrep
September is National Preparedness Month. Learn about the Strategic National Stockpile: go.usa.gov/p8jh.
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#Flu costs U.S. more than $87 billion annually. Protect yours: @CDCFound’s Business Pulse goo.gl/ud6UWc
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Q&A between CDC’s Dr. Dan Jernigan and @CSX about preparing businesses for #flu season: bit.ly/1rBfx41 pic.twitter.com/GtVSEWJ9QF
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Store at least one gallon of water for each person in your house for at least 3 days. #NatlPrep pic.twitter.com/qm7QqgTrIA
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#Prep4Kids A4: Share current contact info & ask about emergency plans, including meet-up places if kids are evacuated bit.ly/1nvWarX
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Find out how emergency planners can incorporate nursing homes & home health into community-wide planning: emergency.cdc.gov/coca/calls/201… #NatlPrep
Build an older adult support network! Discuss these important items with your network: rdcrss.org/1meymfr #NatlPrep
Include medical records, wills, insurance cards & other important documents in your emergency kit: ow.ly/i/6V65C #NatlPrep
Practice contacting your support network! Do not count on phone lines working in an emergency rdcrss.org/1meymfr #NatlPrep
A6: Include items in your family emergency kit to make your kids feel safe & secure. ow.ly/i/6Lgpo #Prep4Kids #NatlPrep
#Prep4Kids A5: Help the whole community #GetReady. Host a Prep Rally- our free, easy-to-use emergency prep program: bit.ly/ZpT1o3
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Q3: Check out some real stories from children with special needs who experienced a disaster. 1.usa.gov/1e5Qzcu #Prep4Kids
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A2: Most children want to talk about a trauma, so let them. Accept their feelings & tell them it’s OK to feel sad/upset/stressed. #Prep4Kids
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A2 Involving kids in planning can prepare them to better cope. Ready Wrigley can help: cdc.gov/phpr/ readyWrigley.htm #Prep4Kids
A1: Discuss emergency plans with your daycare provider and school #Prep4Kids
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A1: Kids grow up fast. Remember to update your emergency kit to meet their changing needs. emergency.cdc.gov/preparedness/k… #Prep4Kids #NatlPrep
Be ready! Know how to stay safe before, during, and after a #flood. Important info: go.usa.gov/rRWe #NatlPrep
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CDC’s unparalleled knowledge of Ebola—how it spreads, how it kills, how to find it & how to stop it—supports @WHO's growing #Ebola response
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"In the unlikely event that someone with #Ebola does reach our shores, we’ve taken new measures so that we’re prepared here at home." —Obama
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"This is a global threat, and it demands a truly global response." —Obama on the #Ebola epidemic in West Africa: go.wh.gov/xRqbjr
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Roughly 7,000 baby boomers turn 65 daily. We discuss preparedness for the largest generation ever to retire go.usa.gov/p2U5 #NatlPrep
When creating your family's emergency kit, consider personal needs of older adults: ready.gov/seniors #NatlPrep
WATCH: The President will speak @CDCgov at 4 PM EDT today on how the U.S. continues to combat the #Ebola outbreak. go.usa.gov/pbBF
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Have a question for one of the preparedness experts on our Google+ Hangout? (2pm: bit.ly/1pQ4134) Ask away using #APHAGetReady.
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As the largest generation prepares for retirement, we have tips to help prepare them for emergencies: go.usa.gov/p2U5 #NatlPrep
Take time with seniors to make an emergency plan. Print this plan: go.usa.gov/5MeC #NatlPrep
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The U.S. is sending about 3,000 military personnel to help lead our response to the Ebola epidemic in West Africa → yhoo.it/1wzSrBO
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Got questions on keeping little ones safe & healthy in disasters? Join the #Prep4Kids chat on Sept 17 1-2 PM EDT. PHE.gov/Prep4Kids
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Keep a radio & extra batteries handy to listen for info from local officials if you lose power. #NatlPrep pic.twitter.com/yctbvNXgrR
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Don't let the #flu catch you by surprise this season. Get prepared with these tips: 1.usa.gov/1cGv6jr #NatlPrep
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.@tnelson5135 We communicate to residents in many ways: TV, radio, social media. Also, make sure you get alerts on your phone! #MDPrepares
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Great idea. RT @FDA_MCMi: @MDMEMA A2: Keep extra medicine, oxygen, insulin, or other medical supplies in your emergency kit.#MDPrepares
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Download our new #ASPCAapp! Store your pet's medical records, prepare for a disaster & more! bit.ly/ASPCAapp pic.twitter.com/JOZBKMmB3K
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Disaster Preparedness for Seniors by Seniors provides an in-depth look at the unique need of seniors. rdcrss.org/1bBunA1 #NatlPrep
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Have #epilepsy? Prepare now for emergencies like natural disasters. Take these extra steps! go.usa.gov/paQ5
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A3: A battery-powered or hand crank radio in your kit will keep you aware of news you’ll need #BuildaKit pic.twitter.com/W5JKsCyNIp
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Are you part of an older adult’s support network? Get steps you can take to help your loved ones: rdcrss.org/1meymfr #NatlPrep
28% of older adults live alone & almost 1/2 of older women live alone. Build a support network ow.ly/i/6Tm6N rdcrss.org/1meymfr
Tomorrow (9/16) @GetReady will host a Google+ Hangout at 2PM (EDT) Join experts to chat preparedness: ow.ly/BpkAX #NatlPrep
Save the date! Our Twitter Chat is this Friday, Sept. 19th. Use the hashtag #PrepareChicago ow.ly/i/6ThZv
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Learn how CDC is supporting the #Ebola response through public health activities: go.usa.gov/yqRV ow.ly/i/6SMT5