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Summer Preparations

Just how ready for Summer are you?  Summer is the time for extreme weather including tornadoes, hurricanes, severe thunder storms with thunder, lightning, hail and straight-line winds.  Summer is also a time for trips to the pool, beaches, local lakes and rivers, mountains, desert hikes, camping, climbing, sailing, fishing and so much more.  Summer is filled with activity.  It is our active time of the year.

But are you really ready for all this activity?  Have you gotten our homes ready for the coming storms?  Have you prepared our emergency kits in case of storm damage or power outages?  Getting homes and emergency kits ready for the possibility of storms and power outages is top of the list.  Have a supply of food, water, medicines, first aid supplies, pet food, water for all for 4 days or more, blankets, clean clothing, flashlights, candles, matches or lighters, batteries,radio, tools and more.  Having all you might need after a bad storm has displaced your family is necessary for survival.  Think ahead and prepare.  Takes a little time and planning on your part, but should a disaster strike, you and your family will be ready for the future.

Now that your emergency kit is packed, how ready are you for the sun and water fun?  Sunny day activities take a toll on your muscles and skin.  Remember to stay hydrated during those summer play activities.  Drink plenty of water before, during as well as after exercise in the summer heat.  And use sunscreen to avoid sunburns.  Apply often.  Wear a hat with a wide brim to protect your face.  Wear sunglasses to protect your eyes.  Loose clothing of natural materials will keep you cooler.  Choose foods that keep your energy up with protein, avoiding caffeine when possible.   Have Fun! Elise

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