Q: When should someone evacuate versus sheltering-in-place?
A: In general, sheltering-in-place is appropriate when conditions require that you seek immediate protection in your home, place of employment, school or other location when disaster strikes. People should take steps to prepare in advance in case local officials direct you to evacuate. This includes having a disaster supply kit that is portable and can be taken with you.
Q: Can you clarify your recommendations on the storage of medications in an emergency kit?
A: Always keep a written copy of your prescriptions and orders for medical equipment and supplies with you, a list of all medications, equipment and supplies you use (including over-the-counter) and perhaps an electronic copy on a flash drive, even if you don’t use a computer.
Q: Where can I have my immediate needs met?
A: If you have immediate needs, you may want to contact the American Red Cross at 1-800-REDCROSS (1-800-733-2767) or the United Way by dialing 2-1-1 from a landline phone.
By: Basi & Basi at the Center for Financial, Legal and Tax Planning for Transworld M&A Advisors