Preparing for a Hurricane: Prescription Medications
What you should do to protect yourself and your family from a hurricane. As you evacuate, remember to take your prescription medicines with you. Created: 8/10/2006 by Emergency Communications System.
Date Released: 7/17/2008. Series Name: CDC Emergency Preparedness and You.
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This is an important message from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
As you evacuate, remember to take your prescription medicines with you. Many businesses, including pharmacies, may be closed during and after a hurricane. If you are unable to evacuate and cannot drive, ask a friend or relative to drive you to pick up items you may need during the emergency, including a week's supply of medication. To learn more, call the CDC at 800-CDC-INFO.
To access the most accurate and relevant health information that affects you, your family and your community, please visit www.cdc.gov.