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Weathering storms

Posted on June 11th, 2015 in Uncategorized by ElectricScooterBlogger |

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When it comes to summer, many people envision warm weather, ice cream and spending time outside. But, there are those occasions when wandering outside can be bad for your health—such as during a tornado or bad thunderstorm. We would like to offer a list of questions you can ask yourself to make sure you are staying safe during inclement weather:

  • Can you get to your safe space easily? For many senior citizens, the biggest hazard during bad weather is getting to the basement or bathroom. At Electric Scooter Store, we have a number of stair lifts that can make it easier to get to the basement in an emergency. We also have bathroom safety products that can help if you have to take shelter in your restroom.
  • Do you have a bag with essential supplies on-hand? Does this bag have extra medication, food and snacks and a flashlight? Make sure this bag is always in your safe area, in an easy-to-reach place.
  • Does your family know what your plans are in case of an emergency? This can be essential if you must look for each other after the storm is over.
  • Are you heeding the storm warnings and taking shelter when advised to do so? Statistically, senior citizens are the group that’s least likely to heed a storm warning. That may be because they’ve weathered many storms successfully over the years, and have seen many warnings where no major damage is done. However, all it takes is for one bad storm for heavy damage to be done. Make sure you have a weather radio on hand and heed the warnings if one is issued.

The Electric Scooter Store is dedicated to making sure our clients remain mobile, something that’s necessary if you are caught at home during a storm. Our line of wheelchairs, canes and crutches and walkers and rollators can all help you get around your home easier.

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