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Hurricane Awareness Day prepares

The oppressive heat didn’t discourage hundreds of employees and students from participating in the annual Hurricane Awareness Day in the Horseshoe June 12.
A steady stream of people flooded emergency preparedness booths and exhibits where they obtained  information for four hours.
“Hurricane Day went really well, and there was great food, great vendors, and people won nice prizes from the drawings,” said Mary Stoll, MUHA Environment of Care manager, who helped distribute the new emergency green card. “We had more people than we had last year, and people asked a lot more questions, like how and when to use the hotline, and what should they put in an emergency kit. People really seemed to take the threat seriously, but they were in good spirits and are ready to go.”
Hospital and university officials will integrate emergency and communication resources with state and federal agencies.
Meducare has bolstered its fleet to also accommodate more wheelchair-dependent patients, said Matthew Habrat, emergency medical technician. Meanwhile, the highway department encourages diligence and intelligence in evacuation planning. All designated exit routes are intended to support evacuation from various locations in the area to prevent congestion on a single route.


Friday, June 20, 2008
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