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Emergency supply list and medical tips for people who have diabetes.

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The article is an overview of what to do after a disaster. For example, how to get back your medicare benefits and your social security benefits.

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Tri-fold handout fact sheet with information on preventing and treating heat exhaustion/stroke.

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Prolonged or intense exposure to our scorching Texas temperatures can lead to heat stroke, which is a medical emergency and requires immediate medical attention. To avoid heat-related illnesses, it is important that individuals participating in outdoor activities keep hydrated by playing it safe before and during outdoor activities. This fact sheet provides tips to prevent dehydration and heat-related illnesses.

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In an emergency, it can be vital that you know first aid. This publication recommends actions that can be taken for various injuries, emergencies or medical conditions.

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Water from a well that has been flooded should be assumed to be contaminated. Do not use the well water for drinking, cooking, making ice, brushing teeth, or even bathing until you are satisfied that the water is not contaminated. In order to ensure that the water is safe, the well should be disinfected, then the water should be tested to make sure pathogens have been completely eliminated.  The focus of this publication is decontaminating and disinfecting a flooded water well.

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This is a fact sheet containing helpful information for those with special needs preparing for an evacuation.

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Hurricane season begins June 1, but don’t wait until then to prepare for a disaster. If you live in a hurricane evacuation zone and have special needs, plan ahead of time.

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After an emergency such as a hurricane or flood, it is possible that your water supplies have been temporarily cut off or become contaminated. However, it is still important for you and your family to wash their hands to avoid illness. This fact sheet covers proper techniques on when and how to wash your hand in an emergency situation.

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Evacuation centers serve as temporary shelter for persons displaced from their homes following a disaster. Evacuation facilities vary depending on the location and the degree of damage caused by the event. Office buildings, sports stadiums, churches, residential homes, dormitories and community centers may all be used for emergency shelters. Evacuees are required to share living spaces, bathrooms and kitchen facilities with others and may also be exposed to overly crowded conditions. People exposed to these conditions are vulnerable to outbreaks of infectious diseases. This fact sheet focuses on specific measures that can be taken to prevent the spread of infection inside of an evacuation center.

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