What you need to always have on hand during a hurricane: says the doctor

If you live in a region where hurricanes often occur, then you should always be on the alert and have

foods and drinks to keep you going for days after the storm. Another thing is if you have any serious illnesses. Discuss

Dr. James McDevitt of Baylor College of Medicine shared what to do if you're caught in a hurricane.

The first thing you need to do is make a plan.And it needs to be done now, when there is no hurricane yet. People who cannot move independently or depend on any devices should figure out where they will wait out the hurricane. It is best for such people to leave the hurricane zone one of the first.

At the same time, you need to have some importantthings. This is a supply of clean water for two or three days, additional prescription drugs. If a person has chronic diseases, then he needs to have all the necessary drugs, which will last for five to seven days, but if he has a disease that requires a special diet (diabetes, borderline congestive heart failure), you definitely need to think about the appropriate food.

It is also important to keep a first aid kit nearby. It should contain band-aids, antibiotic ointment, over-the-counter diarrhea medicines, and sterile gauze.

To be always in touch, a backup power source for a smartphone, additional batteries, and a radio will not interfere.

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