Hurricane Safety  

Hurricane Harvey Emergency Preparedness


Harbor, wants to remind you to be prepared in anticipation of Hurricane Harvey. When it comes to caring for hospice patients, it becomes even more challenging to ensure their safety and comfort when natural disasters threaten. Here are some important tips on how to stay safe during the storm:


* Stock up on basic emergency supplies: Bottled water (3-5 day supple, 1-3 gallons per person per day), Nonperishable food, Battery-powered radio and extra batteries, first aid kit, manual can opener, flashlights/lanterns.


* In the case of sick/disabled family members and small children, it is important to stock up on unique family needs such as daily prescription medications, infant formula, diapers, durable medical equipment, ect.


* Discuss the type of hazards that could affect your family. Know your home’s vulnerability to storm surge, flooding, and wind.


* Turn off utilities if instructed to do so. Otherwise, turn the refrigerator thermostat to its coldest setting and keep the doors closed.


* If you are using an emergency generator, make sure the exhaust is vented to the outside.


* Bring pets indoors well in advance of storm – reassure them and remain calm.


Please do not hesitate to call us at 855-5-Harbor if you have any questions about our hospice services during the storm or would like our feedback on your hurricane plan. Harbor was founded by Dr. Qamar Arfeen in Beaumont, Texas.