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Emergency Preparedness - Don't forget your MEDS
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sgbl88 posted:
With any chronic illness, your medications are essential. Be prepared.

As many of you know, I live in the OKC metro area. We are expecting very severe storms this afternoon and evening. On the scale of the recent Joplin, MO tornado or worse, the long track May 3, 1995 Moore, OK tornado. That one tornado tracked at least 100 miles at 3/4 mile wide for about 10 hours or so. It was horific as I watched it form on TV near Lawton, OK around 4 PM and tracked it for hours through Moore and on up toward Tulsa finally disipating in the middle of the night. I am preparing for the worst and praying for the best.

We all know how 1) necessary our daily meds are 2) how expensive they are. Since my asthma worsened in 2008, I have kept my oral meds in "grab and go" a cosmetic bag. Also, I also keep those expensive three month supply script "extras" in a tote bag for "grab and go" as well. I am just protecting my investment. $$$$$$$$

Thankfully, with tornados (at least in tornado ally), we have PLENTY of warning to plan and get things together. Other emergencies may not afford us that time. Having them already organized in one place and ready to go would be very wise and could save your life (and the agravation of having to get emergency replacements).

I know other areas are expecting severe weather as well. Stay safe and be prepared.

God bless.
Sonya
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end... Ye shall seek me, and find [me]
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