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Emergency preparedness is topic at Rotary Club




JESSICA JOHNSON

JESSICA JOHNSON

Jessica Johnson, B.S.N., R. N., Director of the Emergency Department at Whitesburg Hospital, shared with Rotary Club members some of the steps they could take to prepare for a disaster and/or an emergency event in Letcher County.

The recent fires in Gatlinburg, Tenn., have increased awareness of the need to be prepared should a threatening event such as extreme heat and cold, flooding, fires, tornadoes, power outages and hazardous material incidents occur.

Johnson suggested that each person should have a three-day supply of food on hand and at least one gallon of water per day. Having a battery-operated radio is essential for keeping updated on changes in the area, she said. She noted that it is extremely important to know the location of family members and have a plan of action in case a threatening event occurs unexpectedly.

For more information on disaster preparedness in Letcher County, contact Jessica Johnson at 633- 3500.




 

 

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