Preparing for Emergencies

Posted by Michelle for PetTest, AAHA Certified Diabetes Educator on Apr 8th 2024

Preparing for Emergencies

Preparing for Emergencies

I have lived in California most of my life and the weather has always been mild. More than half my life I have lived in southern California, no snow or severe weather so I have been really spoiled.

But last year in August we had to prepare for hurricane Hilary and the forecast was pretty daunting, we were supposed to have torrential downpours and high winds but luckily the hurricane split into two before it reached Los Angeles County and was downgraded to a tropical storm. While surrounding cities and counties got heavy rains and winds, Pasadena was saved from foul weather.

I did prep for the storm just in case. Everything outside that could fly away was moved into the garage, the string lights in the backyard were taken down, delicate plants were moved inside and I got a refresher course on using the generator just in case we lost power. I impatiently waited for the approaching storm and I was a bit nervous and excited. I realized what people in hurricane prone areas go through to prepare for storms and when the storm tuckered out, I was relieved and mildly disappointed that I didn’t get to experience even mild weather. All that work for nothing!

The USA is currently in tornado season and there have been some devastating tornadoes so I wanted to remind everyone to be prepared for emergencies. The following lists are really handy and can be printed for use. I used these whenever we traveled with Lucy as well and they really help to ensure that you have everything covered!

Click on any graphics for a printable PDF. ­

Emergency/Travel Checklist for PFE blog USA mtm

Diabetes Supplies Checklist for PFE blog USA mtm

OTC Meds for PFE blog USA mtm

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APT Freezer Pack for Insulin PFE blog USA mtm

If you are located in areas where tornadoes are prone, please stay safe and prepared!

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions, please start a conversation below.

For a printable version of this blog click  here.

Until next week stay comfy, don’t stress and you got this!

Michelle Miller-Matlock

AAHA Certified Diabetes Educator

Founder/Administrator of DDO: Diabetic Dog Owners University

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