The Summit County Health District is encouraging families in Summit County to take steps to prepare for the new season with a simple phrase: Get Ready: Set Your Clocks, Check Your Stocks; in conjunction with a campaign via the American Public Health Association (APHA).
The campaign helps families prepare for disasters, hazards, infectious disease and other emergencies.
When clocks are changed, this is a great time to review supplies in the home including medicine, food and batteries. Daylight savings time ends on November 6, 2011. Keeping an emergency stock pile is important and those who keep items may need to check them to make sure items haven’t expired. If you don’t have a stockpile, this is a good time to begin creating one.
Being prepared for emergencies is something that can be done year-round. Entering into a new season is a simple reminder of checking and replenishing supplies at home. During fall and winter seasons, families may look to stock up on cold/flu medicines as well as making sure family members obtain flu shots.
The Summit County Health District offers information to download from APHA on how to prepare an emergency kit at home or for members in your community. Learn important items to have in your kit and how being prepared can reduce headache should an emergency or hardship occur.