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Major Earthquakes & Tsunami Warnings are Timely Reminder To “Be Prepared” with a Family Emergency Plan!
Japan’s recent 8.8 Earthquake and the subsequent Tsunami Warnings in effect here in California are painful reminders that a natural disaster can hit anytime – in the middle of the night while you are sleeping, while you are at work and the kids are at school, or even while you are out of town on vacation.
“Be Prepared” for any type of emergency or disaster by creating an Emergency Supply Kit and putting a Family Emergency Plan in place to cover the following areas of home and family safety:
Escape Routes – put an escape route plan in place and do practice drills on a monthly basis. Have a few scenarios to choose from depending on the type of emergency, earthquake, fire, etc. which may change the available escape routes accordingly. Draw a map on paper to hang on each family member’s bedroom door.
Identify 2 meeting locations 1 near your home – for instance “at your neighbor’s house or on the corner of your street” – and a second location if going home is not an option – for example: At the fire station, or grocery store you are all familiar with.” Document these locations on your Family Plan materials and quiz or review children periodically to be sure they remember the plan!
Family communications: Identify an out-of area contact person and provide the number to all family members to call in the event you cannot communicate in state. Keep the message brief to keep lines open. Communicate your whereabouts and safety status and wait for further communications and/or instructions on how to proceed. Every person should carry an identification card with emergency contacts and numbers to call in the event of an emergency.
Utility shut-off and safety: For your safety – please review the guidelines on this topic provided by FEMA at Ready.gov – and remember if you shut off your gas main a qualified professional must turn it back on – never attempt to turn it back on yourself!
Insurance and vital records: Protect yourself, your family, and your belongings with the proper insurances. Keep copies of all important documents in a water-proof, fire-proof portable box/container with your emergency kit. Keep all originals in a safety deposit box or other safe – of-site local. Make a record with video or images of your personal property and keep a back up copy off location.
Special needs – there are many special needs cases – you know best how to manage your particular situation to be prepared for anything. think of all the supplies such as batteries, oxygen, catheters, medications, etc., that you require to exist everyday and have a three day supply on hand in a carryall to take with you if you need to evacuate. Create a buddy system in your neighborhood and identify who will take care of who when it comes to neighbors whom are immobile, aged, or without transportation.
- Have wheelchairs accessible with pre-planned escape routes, extra hearing aid supplies, on hand, etc. depending on your needs.
Pets: Identify pet shelter options ahead of time; have vaccinations up to date, and pack a supply kit for your furry loved ones as well!
Safety Skills - Learn “how to save a life” by taking a CPR and First Aid Class.Check with your local American Red Cross or municipality for classes and rates.
Yours in Good Living, Aprilanne
Aprilanne Hurley SFN is a Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, San Francisco Nutrition Examiner for Examiner.com, and the Health Expert for California Living, the Bay Area’s original lifestyle show featuring California’s trends in food, travel, and healthy living. Hurley’s new book, The Party Girl Diet is a healthy, sustainable lifestyle plan combining today’s groundbreaking health and nutrition research with Hurley’s penchant for good living to deliver a revolutionary new diet and lifestyle that lets you “Keep the Party Going…While You Lose the Weight!”
Contact Aprilanne with your nutrition and lifestyle questions @ aprilanne@DietDayNews.com
Maverick’s Surf Competition Founder Gives Aprilanne the Inside Look at Stand-Up Paddle Boarding – An Awesome Way to Workout & Have FUN!
Now you don’t have to be a big wave surfer to get a big wave surfer’s top conditioning secrets! Party Girl Diet author Aprilanne Hurley scores it big in this fun California Living TV show segment with Big Wave Surfer Legend and Maverick’s Surf Competition Founder Jeff Clark, when Clark and Aprilanne hit the water with SUP’s (Stand-Up Paddle Boards) Clark handcrafted himself!
Get in on this great outdoor activity that strengthens your core, burns mega calories, and offers a ton of fun in the process! Stand-Up Paddle Boarding offers a serious workout burning an average of 800 to 1,000 calories and hour for men and 500 – 700 calories an hour for women!
Check out Aprilanne’s day in Half Moon Bay, CA with world renown Big Wave Rider and Maverick’s Surf Competition Founder Jeff Clark in the show clip on California Living TV’s YouTube Channel for the Insider’s Guide to Stand-Up Paddle Boarding from the pro of pros – Jeff Clark!
Aprilanne Hurley SFN is a Certified Specialist in Fitness Nutrition, author of The Party Girl Diet, and Health Expert for California Living, the Bay Area’s original lifestyle show featuring California’s trends in food, travel, and healthy living. Hurley’s new book, The Party Girl Diet is a healthy, sustainable lifestyle plan combining today’s groundbreaking health and nutrition research with Hurley’s penchant for good living to deliver a revolutionary new diet and lifestyle that lets you “Keep the Party Going…While You Lose the Weight!”
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2010 Party Season is here! “Keep the Party Going…and Keep the Weight Off” with The Party Girl Diet Survival Guide!
The Party Season is here, and it’s time to celebrate with good food, good friends, and good times! Yet, amidst all this food and fun can be the temptation to over-induldge…which can lead to unwittingly adding on a few extra unwanted pounds.
Luckily, as part of our count-down to the launch of The Party Girl Diet book, which will be available worldwide on Amazon.com this holiday season, The Party Girl Diet’s Holiday Survival Guide will be here to help you every step of the way with fresh, daily updates! Get entertaining tips, healthy holiday recipes, and exercise secrets to keep you looking and feeling great without spending a lot of time and money!
Party Girl Diet Tip #1: Get Your Beauty Sleep! Find out how the amount of sleep you get affects your “hunger controlling” hormones here!
Aprilanne Hurley is a Certified Nutrition Professional and the Health & Nutrition Expert for California Living, the Bay Area’s original lifestyle show featuring California’s trends in food, travel, and healthy living. Hurley’s new book, The Party Girl Diet – will be available worldwide on Amazon.com January 1, 2011…so you can “Keep the Party Going…While You Lose the Weight!” The Party Girl Diet’s healthy, sustainable lifestyle plan combines today’s groundbreaking health and nutrition research with Hurley’s penchant for good living, and her 10+ years experience in Broadcast Journalism specializing in educating the public on important health and wellness topics and concerns.
Forward your nutrition and lifestyle questions to Aprilanne @ info@CAInsider.com.