Being ready for emergencies is a good policy to live by because disasters can occur at any time. This podcast discusses the importance of preparing for emergencies and disasters. Created: 9/21/2017 by MMWR.
Date Released: 9/21/2017. Series Name: A Minute of Health with CDC.
A MINUTE OF HEALTH WITH CDC
National Preparedness Month – September 2017
Recorded: September 19, 2017; posted: September 21, 2017
[Announcer] This program is presented by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“Be ready for emergencies.” It’s a good policy to live by because disasters can occur at any time. Know your escape routes and review and practice plans. Assemble an emergency kit which includes, at a minimum, water, food, radio, flashlight, extra batteries, and medications. Encourage your friends and family to have a plan, as well. Advanced planning allows you to feel confidant when a disaster strikes. Stay calm, follow the instructions of local officials, and take immediate action. Whether it’s a hurricane, tornado, infectious disease outbreak, or a biological attack, have a plan and the tools to rely on. It can be the difference between life and death.
Thank you for joining us on a Minute of Health with CDC.
[Announcer] For the most accurate health information, visit www.cdc.gov or call 1-800-CDC-INFO.