Tuesday, July 7, 2009
Summer is now here. We've weathered the first storm of Swin Flu, some better than others. But we're almost certain to be hit again this fall. So, now is the time to take precautions. Don't forget you can log on to the link to the right of this article, it will give you so much information. One thing you can do, and I would do it now, and that would be to stock up on a few bottles of hand sanitizer for home, school, and work. If your work doesn't currently have hand sanitizer placed all over the place, encourage them to do so. This is probably one of the best ways to help the fight against all types of flu. I would also take a trip down to the local store a pick up a few or maybe several masks. Of course I'm talking about the kind that one would wear while painting or cutting grass, that sort of thing, or maybe even the surgical type doctors and nurses wear. You might be surprised how hard it will be to find them this fall when the flu hits us again. I'm talking all kinds of flu. Take the calm we now have and get prepared for the fall and winter. And another thing, let's watch out for lightning. It is the most often weather related cause of death in Utah during the warmer months. Here is some related information: Lightning can strike as far away as 10 miles from any rainfall. You are in danger from lightning if you can hear thunder. Avoid running for cover under a tree. If you can't find safe shelter, look for a low lying place if at all possible. Don't lean against vehicles. Avoid metals, to include bleachers or benches. Keep an eye on the sky, it can tell you a lot. Well, there are a few more tips you can use. That's all for now, have a safe summer and keep in touch.