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Hurricane Awareness Day prepares
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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