Staying Health Smart in Bad Weather

Preparation is key to weathering any storm. You've heard that when it comes to your home and belongings, but health officials also say you need to prepare yourself. Doctors suggest keeping several days worth of prescription medications on hand as well as a way to store that medicine in a dry, safe place or refrigerate it if necessary. Health officials also say if you have a medical condition that requires frequent visits to the doctor's office or use breathing equipment that needs power, there's no need to panic in the event of a storm. If you don't have a generator, officials say you can always get help at a hospital.