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Winter Weather Preparedness Month

Make sure you're ready for winter emergencies. These basic items can help keep your family safe in case of a major winter storm.

FAMILY EMERGENCY SUPPLY KIT
A few important kit items are listed below:

• A battery-powered National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio and a battery-powered commercial radio and extra batteries.
• Foods that do not require cooking or refrigeration are best. Include high energy foods such as dried fruit and granola bars. • Extra medications and special items for babies, the disabled or elderly.
• Extra water in clean containers. • Flashlights and extra batteries. Do not use candles. • A first-aid kit, non-prescription drugs and personal sanitary items.
• Pet supplies.

Source: https://www.illinois.gov/ready/plan/Pages/EmergencyKit.aspx.


NEWS OF THE DAY

November 11, 2017 (Illinois)
Ill. Fire Dept. Making New Efforts In Fight Against Cancer
ROCKFORD, Ill. — The Rockford Fire Department has taken strides over the past two decades to fight cancer, an invisible occupational hazard faced every time a firefighter charges into a burning building. But District Chief Dan Zaccard says some of those strides in terms of research, upgraded equipment and local policies may have come a little too late for veteran firefighters like him. Studies suggest firefighters are twice as likely to develop testicular cancer as the general population, 1.5 times more likely to develop multiple melanomas and non-Hodgkin's lymphoma and 1.2 times more likely to develop prostate and colon cancers, according to information from the Firefighter Cancer Support Network.


COUNTDOWN TO:

November 23: Thanksgiving Day
November 24: Native American Heritage Day
November 30 - Devember 01: Mawlid al-Nabi (Muslim Holiday) 


OBSERVANCES FOR THE MONTH

Alzheimer's Awareness Month
Diabetes Awareness Month
Epilepsy Awareness Month
Family Caregivers Month
Home Care and Hospice Month
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Mulutary Family Appreciation Month
National ADoption Month
Native American Heritage Month
Pancreatic Cancer Awareness Month
Winter Weather Preparedness Month