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Preparing for Hurricane Season with Health and Safety Tips

As we gear up for hurricane season, it’s important to remember that preparation is key—not just for our homes but for our health too. At Katy Family Medicine and Urgent Care, we offer you practical advice and steadfast support to ensure you and your family stay safe and well during the storm season.

Know Your Risks

Living in Katy means enjoying the warmth and beauty of our great Texas locale, but it also means we must be prepared for hurricanes from June to November. Let’s talk about how you can stay safe during this time.

Essential Items for Your Hurricane Kit

We recommend everyone in our community have a ready-to-go emergency kit. Here’s what you should include:

  • A well-stocked first aid kit,
  • At least a week’s supply of any prescription medications,
  • Plenty of water and non-perishable food items,
  • Important documents in a waterproof container.

Injury Prevention Tips

Before the storm hits, secure outdoor items and trim any large trees that might pose a risk. Post-storm, watch out for debris and always assume power lines are live. Remember, safety first!

Health Tips for After the Storm

After a hurricane, it’s crucial to avoid floodwaters to prevent illnesses. Stick to bottled water until official sources confirm tap water is safe to drink. And if you have any cuts or wounds, keep them clean and covered.

Supporting Your Mental Health

Hurricanes can be overwhelming, and it’s okay to seek help. Stay connected with loved ones and don’t hesitate to contact us if you feel stressed. We’re here not just as your healthcare provider but as your neighbor and friend.

We’re Here for You

Our doors remain open during hurricane season with resources like telemedicine to ensure you have access to care, rain or shine. Remember, Katy Family Medicine and Urgent Care is your partner in health, especially when times get tough.

Preparation can make a significant difference in safely navigating hurricane season. We believe in caring for each other at Katy Family Medicine and Urgent Care. Let’s keep our community safe and healthy, together.

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