Rx Open and Rx On the Run Offer Help for Millions Affected by Weather
Resources for Americans Affected by Weather Emergencies
04.09.13 | By
In Washington last week it was still winter. Suddenly, with temperatures in the 80’s it is summer with a vengeance. The caprice of weather (it is snowing in Denver today and was in the 70s over the weekend) should remind us all how we all may be vulnerable in a weather emergency – especially a hurricane, flood or other large storm. The Washington Post ran a piece reporting that 243 Americans have been affected by an adverse weather event since 2007.
All the more reason to visit Rx Response and check-out Rx On the Run and Rx Open. Rx On the Run is a printable form that lets you create a list for your wallet or that details your prescription medications in case you have to evacuate in an emergency. This is a great thing to have on you if you live in areas particularly susceptible to hurricanes and you have to evacuate quickly.
Rx Open is another great tool that comes on-line after a storm or disaster has hit. It lists open pharmacies in a disaster-hit region so that storm manager and the public can know where medicines can be found and prescriptions renewed.
While we may not be able to stop a coming storm, we certainly can be better prepared ahead of time.