After Katrina: Preparing for a Disaster
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If disaster strikes, are you prepared? What would you do if basic services -- water, gas, electricity or telephones -- were cut off? September is National Preparedness Month, a joint initiative between the Department of Homeland Security and the American Red Cross. It's a reminder to make sure that you and your family are prepared for disasters -- whether natural or a man-made. To help you get ready, Sheldon Marks, MD, co-author of the "Preparedness Checklist," was our guest on Sept. 7, 2005.
The opinions expressed herein are the guests' alone and have not been reviewed by a WebMD physician. If you have questions about your health, you should consult your personal physician. This event is meant for informational purposes only.
Dr. Marks, Hurricane Katrina destroyed so much. You can't stop a hurricane but was there anything residents could have done beforehand to prepare?
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