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Public Safety Officials Reminding You to Be Prepared, Check on Elderly during Winter Weather

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 Public safety officials are reminding everyone how important it is to be prepared when it comes to harsh winter weather, especially when it concerns senior citizens.

They’re asking anyone with elderly neighbors or family members to be their Personal Support Network. That means you’d be able to assist with the use of medical equipment, administering medicine or using any life  saving equipment during an emergency.

It can also be as simple as checking on that person during a power outage.

“Especially with elderly residents. They won’t ask for assistance until later on, until its actually become an issue for them,” said Marshall County EMA Director, Tom Hart. “So it’s just important to make sure to check on your neighbors, your family, your friends, people that you know, in the event that they might need assistance.”

Hart went on to say it’s also important for anyone with home medical equipment to have a 24-7-365 emergency contact for information on using the equipment.

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