By Krista Connelly and Kathleen Criss, UPMC's director of Emergency Preparedness
Emergency situations can happen to anyone, at any time. The
choice between preparedness and inaction can have serious consequences. September is National Preparedness Month, a time to make
sure you are prepared for emergencies by learning your workplace's emergency
procedures and developing a family emergency plan at home.
Did you know that flooding is the most common hazard in
Pennsylvania? In a region known for its rivers, there is always the potential
for flooding due to overflow. Many of our co-workers, neighbors, family and
friends have been affected by recent flooding in our region. Floods and other
natural disasters can happen quickly and without warning.
Make sure you and your loved ones are prepared for any
potential emergency. Being prepared to sustain the well-being of your family
for 72 hours can reduce the danger and distress you may face during an
emergency. Do you have a plan in place should this happen to you at work or at
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