Preparing for a Natural Disaster



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Dr. Sarah Breaszeale shared what you need to be prepared.
Dr. Sarah Breaszeale how to reach emergency services if a storm knocks out power and cell service.
Dr. Sarah Breaszeale what supplies to have in your safe room.


AARP Tennessee hosted this Access Live event to discuss disaster preparedness. This event featured Dr. Sarah Breaszeale from the American Red Cross Mid-South Chapter, who noted that natural disasters can happen any time and there are important things to remember to be prepared for these events. Dr. Breaszeale suggested having a 3-day supply of non-perishable food, water, and medications. It is recommended to have 1 gallon of water per person, per day stored for emergencies, along with flashlights, batteries, cell phones, chargers, emergency contact lists, and a weather radio. They also reminded participants to plan for pets, if applicable, and to regularly test smoke alarms.