April Showers Bring May Flowers
Spring is finally here! As we welcome pollen, weather alerts and potentially damaging storms to East Tennessee, CPR Choice wants to make sure you are prepared. We have outlined a few reminders and items to prep before our weather changes, and we know it will.
If a storm is forecasted in your area:
Get your medical emergency kit ready. CPR Choice teaches basic life-saving skills including First Aid and provides suggestions in class regarding the items needed and why for an effective medical emergency kit.
Here’s a list of the minimum items needed:
- Solar blankets
- Pain relievers, Benadryl
- CPR mouthpiece
- Gauze pads and bandages
- Band aids
- Antiseptic and alcohol preps
- Antibiotic ointments
Check your surroundings. Trim back any tree limbs, clean out gutters and drains, check your roof for damages that will need to be repaired or covered in the event of a storm.
Charge all your electronics, in case you lose power.
Restock your Emergency Supply Kit. Check to make sure you have enough water, unperishable foods, flash lights, extra batteries, and a battery-operated radio. A good rule of thumb is to have enough food and water for at least 3 days.
Make sure you understand all the weather terminology before severe weather is in your area.
Create an evacuation plan to avoid confusion during a storm and this makes sure all family members can meet at one location.
If a storm is approaching your area:
- Tie down any outside items, such as grills, lawn furniture, and trash cans.
- Unplug any expensive items.
- Close the windows, doors and drapes. This will protect you in case the windows break for any reason.
- Take cover! If a tornado warning has been issued, find the inner most point in your home or basement for safety. Make sure you bring your cell phone and/or weather radio to determine when it will be safe to come out.
- Comply with the authorities—if they advise for you to evacuate- do it!
After the Storm:
Is everyone safe and unhurt?
Evaluate any damage to your home and property. Take pictures and take steps to avoid additional damages. Contact your insurance agency as soon as possible to help you start the process for repairing any storm damage.
Spring storms move in fast in our area and preparation is the key! Another skill needed regardless of the weather is basic life saving skills including First Aid, CPR and AED training. Everyone should be skilled in First Aid, CPR and AED. CPR Choice offers classes for individuals, families and corporations. Please contact Cheryl Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an on-site group class at your location or visit our website KnoxvilleCPR.com to register for a class as an individual at one of our many locations. Learn more about us: CPR Choice, LLC