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Tennessee Department of Health urges preparedness for Seasonal Severe Weather

 

TDH & TEMA Stress Importance of Personal Protection Plans

Tennessee Department of Health - TDOHNashville, TN – While a tornado can occur anytime throughout the year, the peak risk months in Tennessee for property damage and loss of life from twisters and floods are March, April and May.

Officials with the Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency this week reminded residents of the need to be alert for severe weather public messaging and to have a plan to protect themselves and their families.

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American Red Cross offers Assistance to Stranded Travelers due to Harsh Frigid Winter Weather

 

American Red CrossNashville, TN – Record breaking cold weather has swept much of the Southeast U.S. over the past few days. Areas that are normally mild have been faced with freezing temperatures which has resulted in many car accidents and stranded travelers across several states. As always, the Red Cross is there to help.

“We are currently working to assist stranded passengers at Greyhound stations in Nashville and Memphis with food, shelter and personal hygiene items,” said David Kitchen, Regional Disaster Program Officer.  “Some of these people may have been stranded for over 24 hours and we want to ensure that their emergency needs are being met.” «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Health asks, “Are You Prepared for Emergency Unknowns?”

 

September is National Preparedness Month

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – Have a Plan. Have a Kit. With September designated as National Preparedness Month, the Tennessee Department of Health and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency are urging residents to plan now for what they would need to do in a disaster, and to have a kit of materials to take care of themselves and their families.

TDH Commissioner John Dreyzehner, MD, MPH, and TEMA Director James Bassham will be taking their “Have a Plan; Have a Kit” message across the state throughout September as they promote the importance of emergency preparedness. «Read the rest of this article»

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American Red Cross Transitions Flood Recovery Efforts

 

Residents Encouraged to Prepare for More Rain and Potential Floods this Weekend

American Red CrossClarksville, TN – As Stewart, Houston, Montgomery and surrounding county residents continue their clean-up efforts after Saturday’s flash flood, 58 Red Cross volunteers have worked for the past five days to ensure that residents have had access to food, shelter, emotional support and clean-up supplies.

Carlisle Missionary Baptist Church welcomes all despite flood damage. (Robert W. Wallace)

Carlisle Missionary Baptist Church welcomes all despite flood damage. (Robert W. Wallace)

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Tennesseeans urged to plan ahead for emergencies

 

September is National Preparedness Month

Tennessee Department of Health Nashville, TN – It’s time for Tennessee to get ready. Throughout the month of September 2010, the seventh annual National Preparedness Month focuses on encouraging Americans to work together to take concrete actions toward being prepared in the event of an emergency.

The Tennessee Department of Health is highlighting volunteer service and continuing to recruit and register public health volunteers across the state.

“Recent flooding across the state serves as a reminder that emergencies can happen anytime and anywhere,” said Health Commissioner Susan R. Cooper, MSN, RN. “The best way to make sure you and your family will be safe during an emergency is to be prepared before disaster strikes.”

Intersection of Riverside Drive and Crossland Avenue during the flood.

Intersection of Riverside Drive and Crossland Avenue during the flood.

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Online Home Safety Hub Launches to Increase Parents’ Safety Knowledge

 

Babies”R”Us® Partners with the Home Safety Council to Raise Awareness About Accidental Injury and Provide Resources to Keep Young Ones Safe at Home

Babies"R"Us®Wayne, NJ — Babies”R”Us® today announced that it has expanded its partnership with the Home Safety Council, the only national nonprofit organization solely dedicated to preventing home-related injuries, to raise awareness about accidental infant and child injury.

Home Safety CouncilThis comprehensive baby safety awareness campaign includes the launch of a new, dedicated microsite, Babiesrus.com/HomeSafety, designed to provide accessible information that addresses areas where parents may lack knowledge about potential at-home dangers that may put their young ones at risk of injury. The overall program also serves to demonstrate further the company’s ongoing commitment to being an advocate for children’s safety.

The Babies”R”Us Home Safety microsite offers several unique features to help educate parents about how to keep little ones safe, including a new-parent know-how quiz that shows how much or how little parents know about home safety and an interactive nursery safety game that allows online visitors to scan a virtual nursery and identify potential danger zones. Additionally, the site provides a list of clear-cut baby-proofing tips and seven important safety product categories to consider while shopping in preparation for a baby’s arrival. «Read the rest of this article»

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