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Englewood Hospital and Medical Center Offers Post-Sandy Storm Tips Ahead of Nor’easter

(Englewood, NJ, November 6, 2012) – Residents still reeling from the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy are now being warned to prepare for another possible disaster, as more severe weather threatens to slam New Jersey on Wednesday.

Englewood Hospital and Medical Center is urging everyone to take precautions in the wake of the incoming nor’easter, especially those who remain without power in various parts of the state. Forecasters predict winds as high as 70 mile-per-hour may bring additional power outages, wind damage and flooding to some of the area’s already hard-hit communities.

Residents can use the storm preparation checklist below to keep families safe during the new storm.

Restock supplies: If you are running low on prescription medications, first-aid kit supplies, batteries, water, non-perishable food items or flashlights, now is the time to re-stock. Also, re-charge your phone wherever possible so that you are able to dial 9-1-1 in the event of an emergency.

Remove debris: The nor’easter may bring winds between 40 and 70 miles-per-hour. Remove downed tree limbs or other loose objects from around your property to prevent them from becoming flying projectiles, which could cause injury or worse to those inside.

Secure your property: If your windows, doors or roof sustained damage during Hurricane Sandy, it is important to secure and cover them with tarps or plywood in order to protect yourself and family from the wintry mix of snow, rain and high winds headed this way.

Stay warm: If you remain without power, check with town officials to locate a nearby warming shelter. Stock up on extra blankets and wear multiple layers of clothing, as temperatures are expected to drop in the coming days. Hypothermia is often caused by exposure to extremely cold weather and can sometimes result in loss of limbs or death. If a family member experiences symptoms of shivering, confusion, labored breathing or trouble speaking,
call 9-1-1.

For updates on post-Hurricane Sandy from Englewood Hospital and the nor’easter, click here,
or visit http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/winter-storm for additional storm tips and information.

 
About Englewood Hospital and Medical Center
 
Englewood Hospital and Medical Center provides the highest level of compassionate, patient care and safety through a broad range of advanced clinical programs, treatments and diagnostic services. It is renowned for its bloodless medicine and surgery program, cardiac and vascular programs and its leadership in breast care, oncology and joint replacement services. Through its affiliation with the Mount Sinai School of Medicine and the Mount Sinai Consortium for Graduate Medical Education, this acute-care and community teaching hospital trains medical residents in many disciplines, including internal medicine, critical care medicine, surgery, pediatrics, podiatry, and pathology.   Additionally, many members of Englewood Hospital’s medical staff serve as faculty at Mount Sinai. Englewood Hospital has earned numerous accreditations from the Joint Commission and other organizations and is among the four percent of hospitals nationwide honored with the prestigious Magnet nursing award, a distinction that has been earned three times by its nursing staff.