Tag Archives: emergency preparedness

crime prevention month

October is National Crime Prevention Month. It’s getting dark earlier, which makes it easier for criminals to take advantage of opportunities. Here are a few simple things you can do to protect yourself and your property: *Pay attention. Remember where … Continue reading

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national preparedness month

September has been designated Preparedness Month since 2002; since then, more partners have been added and the scope of emergencies has expanded. The US has experienced several natural disasters recently, as have other countries. In each instance, people have been … Continue reading

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reader question – organizing for major illness

Many people experience a major illness during their lifetime or care for someone who is ill. Between doctor visits, insurance filing and research about a condition, paperwork piles up. A reader asked how to manage all the papers, and how … Continue reading

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hurricane preparedness

Pacific hurricane season starts May 15 and Atlantic hurricane season starts June 1. If you haven’t experienced a severe weather emergency, you may not realize how important it is to plan for the worst. The Department of Homeland Security has … Continue reading

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plan b

As Preparedness Month comes to an end, I had a weather-related incident that brought home the importance of being able to access information in more than one place. Yesterday, the power in my house went out. This was the fourth … Continue reading

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preparedness month

September is National Preparedness Month, created by the Department of Homeland Security and supported by many organizations, including the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO). There have been numerous fires and floods in the news, with people unable to verify … Continue reading

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health maintenance

We all know that it’s important to take good care of ourselves, which includes routine medical tests and follow-up visits. You can lose track of inoculation dates and test results if you don’t have a place to store that information. … Continue reading

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