Sunday, February 21, 2010

Preparedness tip of the week: Good Fences Don't Make Good Neighbors

In an emergency, it is a lot easier if your neighborhood can work together. You should talk to your neighbors - even your home owner's association - to discuss how you can work together in case of emergency. Find out who has much needed equipment, such as a generator (or snow plow these days) or expertise such as doctors, plumbers or construction workers.

If you have elderly in your neighborhood, decide who will check on them. If there are kids in your neighborhood, pick a place to gather so they can play while some of the adults work. As always, create a back up plan, in case you are separated from your children.

As we have said over and over, planning and communication are important to stay safe, happy and healthy.

Now for your weekly video, "We are the World" 25 for Haiti that was shown in the Olympics this year.

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