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Emergency Preparedness 2016

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Be Prepared — Emergency Guide 24 Has Your Roof Been DAMAGED? NEW ROOF Wind Hail Storm Your Insurance Company Pays for the Roof Has our Y ON BEN HOUST Cell: (478) 461-4699 & Fax: (770) 505-8907 & $ r Roof Been DAMAGED? E ON Cell: (478) 461-4699 Fax: (770) 505-8907 $ ! " " # Has Your Y FIND OUT UT TODA DAY IF Y Y IF Y AY AY D OUT TODA FIN N W E N Wind H our Insurance Co Y # % " ! ! r Roof Been DAMAGED? E YOU AR ELIG IGIBLE FO A A OR LIGIBLE FOR E RE YOU ARE W ROOF OOF W R Hail Storm ompany Pays for the Roof y P y ww ac r E o y $100 fo ay e P We e ens c i L o tR es w h t r o .N w. w w $ ! " " # " % " ! % # $ " l! ra er efe l R va o r p p h A ac d e re u ns d & In e m s.co ir a ep dR n ga fin o o # % " ! ! ! # % % $ " $ # % # ! 054000206232 Chemical emergencies Chemicals are a natural and important part of our environment. We use chemicals every day. Chemicals help keep our food fresh and our bodies clean. They help our plants grow and fuel our cars. And chemicals make it possible for us to live longer, healthier lives. Under certain conditions, chemicals can be poisonous or have a harmful effect on your health. Some chemicals which are safe, and even helpful in small amounts, can be harmful in larger quantities or under certain conditions. However, chemical accidents do happen. Chemical exposure You may be exposed to a chemical in three ways: breathing the chemical; swallowing contaminated food, water or medication; or touching the chemical or coming into contact with clothing or things that have touched the chemical. You may be exposed to chemicals even though you may not be able to see or smell anything unusual. Children and poisoning The most common home chemical emergencies involve small children eating medicines. Experts in the field of chemical manufacturing suggest taking hazardous materials out of sight could eliminate up to 75 percent of all poisoning of small children. Keep all medicines, cosmetics, cleaning products and household chemicals out of sight and reach of children. If your child should eat or drink a non-food substance, find any containers immediately and take them to the phone. Call the Poison Control Center (800-222- 1222) or Emergency Medical Services (EMS) or 911. Follow their instructions carefully. Often the first aid advice found on containers may not be appropriate. Do not give anything by mouth until you have been advised by medical professionals. Source: The American Red Cross

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