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    Tip #10 Vulnerable Population Preparedness

    Vulnerable populations include the economically disadvantaged, racial and ethnic minorities, the uninsured, low-income children, the elderly, the homeless, those with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), and those with other chronic health conditions, including severe mental illness. It may also include rural residents, who often encounter barriers to accessing healthcare services. The vulnerability of these individuals is […]

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    Tip # 8 Pet Disaster Preparedness

    Preparing for disaster is harrowing enough when preparing for your family for disaster and possible evacuation and sheltering,  but how many think about you most beloved family member  – your pet(s)? Planning for your pets is your responsibility! Hurricane Katrina in 2005, helped realize the need for Pet Disaster Planning in all Federal, State and […]

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  • Boy Scouts from Troop number 5 in Aberdeen earned their fire safety merit badges over the weekend, with the help of some local firefighters.

    Tip # 2 Learn CPR & First Aid

    Courses are offered for free online and many are available locally through fire departments, the Red Cross and Public Health Agencies for a nominal fee ranging between $15 – $35. World First Aid Day – September 12, 2015 It’s more than a skill — it’s an act of humanity. Given without discrimination, it helps empower […]

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