Preparing for Hurricanes: Prescription Medications
PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCEMENT IN AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE (ASL)
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This is an important message from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. As you evacuate the area of a hurricane, remember to take your prescription medicines with you. Many businesses, including pharmacies, may be closed during and after a hurricane. If you are unable to evacuate and cannot drive, ask a friend or relative to drive you to pick up items you may need during the emergency, including a week’s supply of medication, and supplies such as hearing aid batteries.
To learn more, call the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) at 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636) or 1-888-232-6348 (TTY) or go to http://emergency.cdc.gov/ .
- Page last reviewed: April 26, 2012
- Page last updated: January 10, 2014
- Content source:
- National Center for Environmental Health (NCEH); Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR); Office of Noncommunicable Diseases, Injury, and Environmental Health (ONDIEH); National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP); National Center for Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities (NCBDDD)