Health preparations for Hurricane Dennis

Published 12:00 am Friday, July 8, 2005

Taking precautions for your health and safety is imperative during any type of severe weather situation.

Here are some tips to help you and your family in preparation for Hurricane Dennis:

* If you use an electric nebulizer, find an alternative source of power such as a converter that can be used with a car adaptor.

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* Special needs patients, who are using large oxygen tanks that do not require electricity, should contact their DME provider immediately for an additional supply.

* Keep an adequate supply of medicine that last at least one week.

* All residents who need a special needs shelter should contact the local Emergency Management Agency at 874-2515.