June 1st marked the beginning of hurricane season. From now until November, those of us living along or near the coast need to pay attention to the weather and prepare accordingly. And those of us who have elderly relatives or neighbors who live alone should take care during a Hurricane Watch or Hurricane Warning to ensure they have prepared their homes.
At Coastline, we take every hurricane watch and warning in our area very seriously. Our Elderly Nutrition Program staff contacts each meal recipient to ensure they have enough food and water in case of a power outage. They also deliver emergency meal packs to each meal recipient and pay special attention to high risk elders.
Our Care Managers also touch base with any elders deemed to be high risk to make sure they are aware of the weather warnings, and prepared for power outages, floods, or evacuations.
The Red Cross’ website has a Hurricane Safety Checklist that can help you prepare if a hurricane is headed your way, including what supplies to purchase, and what to do after a hurricane. You can read the checklist here.
In the case of any hurricanes or other inclement weather issues this summer, plese never hesitate to call us at 508-999-6400. And, as always, you can subscribe to Coastline’s website to receive any updates or alerts we broadcast on our website by clicking on the “subscribe” button on the homepage.