Cold and Flu Season Can Be a Monster

Flu & Cold Season Can Be A Monster

Flu is prevalent in our community right now. Visit our Flu Resource Center to learn about flu prevention, signs and symptoms, and help us protect our patients, families and staff from RSV and the flu by following these visitation restrictions.

  • No visitors under the age of 12 are allowed in patient care areas.
  • Please do not visit patients if you are experiencing fever, vomiting, diarrhea or cold or flu-like symptoms.

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Hurricane Preparedness Week

May 23, 2011

Hurricane Preparedness Week is this week, because believe it or not, hurricane season starts June 1st.

While we recently experienced the severe tornadoes, it has been several years since our state has been impacted by a major hurricane.  It is important that we remember North Carolina is at risk of being impacted by hurricanes, and a little advance preparation can go a long way.

Numerous hurricane preparedness resources from the National Hurricane Center can be found by clicking here.

Preparing for a Tornado

Of course, as always, we need to stay prepared for tornadoes.  Learn more about what to do before, during, and after a tornado by following these links:

  • How to Prepare for a Tornado — Learn about preparing a disaster supply kit, creating a plan, and knowing the signs of an approaching tornado (dark, greenish sky; large hail; low-lying and rotating cloud; and a loud roar, like a freight train).
  • What to Do During a Tornado — Depending on whether you are in a building, outdoors, or in a vehicle when a tornado strikes, find out what to do.
  • What to Do After a Tornado — Get tips on what to do in a potentially unsafe area following a tornado and learn about federal assistance.

About Barb Bisset

Barb Bisset is the executive director of the WakeMed Emergency Services Institute.

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