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Thursday, October 2, 2014
Being ready to survive an emergency
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Jeffrey Bessen/Herald
Nonperishable food is part of an effective emergency preparedness plan.

The doctor, who has a Cedarhurst practice, wants generators mandated for gasoline stations and village halls, firehouses, police stations and synagogues set up with generators for medical use during these emergencies. “I had a son walk out of the World Trade Center,” said Sicklick, referring to the 9-11 attacks. “I am not trying to change the world. I just want to make it safer by being proactive.”

Being proactive about emergency preparedness is part of the Red Cross’s mission, said spokeswoman Abigail Adams. “[Emergency preparedness] is something the Red Cross is very committed to,” she said. “The more people are prepared, the better able they are to handle an emergency situation.”

The Red Cross has an abundance of information to help families, individuals and business create their own emergency preparedness kit. A kit for two adults and two children for seven days includes 28 gallons of water, 56 meals, two flashlights, one radio, one first aid kit, two packs of batteries, one multi-purpose tool, one set of personal documents, two cell phones, four sets of emergency contact information, four blankets, one map and an estimated amount of cash.

Red Cross information can be accessed at http://www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family.

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