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Be Storm Ready Gadsden County

Hurricane Season and COVID 19
Planning for hurricane season and other potential disasters can be stressful, and because the 2020 hurricane season comes during the COVID- 19 pandemic, it may be especially so.

 Gadsden County, Public health and emergency response professionals, have advice to help you safely prepare, evacuate, and shelter for severe storms while protecting yourself and others from COVID-19.

 

  • Understand that your planning may be different this year because of the need to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
  • Give yourself more time than usual to prepare your emergency food, water, and medical supplies. Home delivery is the safest choice for buying disaster supplies; however, that may not be an option for everyone. If in-person shopping is your only choice, take steps to protect your and others’ health when running essential errands.
  • Protect yourself and others when filling prescriptions by limiting in-person visits to the pharmacy. Sign up for mail-order delivery or call in your prescription ahead of time and use drive-through windows or curbside pickups.
  • Sign up for AlertGadsden for updated plans for evacuations and shelters, including shelters for your pets.
  • When you check on neighbors and friends, be sure to follow social distancing recommendations (staying at least 6 feet from others) and other CDC recommendations to protect yourself and others.
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