Steer clear of floodwaters

‘Turn Around – Don’t Drown,’ weather and safety experts say
Six inches of floodwater can cause passenger cars to lose control and stall, the National Weather Service warns. Twelve inches of fast-moving floodwater is enough to carry away most cars, while 24 inches can displace a majority of trucks and SUVs.
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Opioids: Use and misuse

Take steps to protect – or help – yourself and loved ones
If you take opioids for too long or take large doses, you may be at risk for developing an opioid use disorder – and even dying from an overdose, the National Safety Council warns.
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Earthquake safety

Experts say ‘drop, cover and hold on’ when shaking starts
Thousands of earthquakes occur annually in the United States, according to data from the U.S. Geological Society’s National Earthquake Information Center. The vast majority range in magnitude from 2.0 to 3.9 – strong enough to notice, but not likely to cause significant damage.
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Planning an escape

Safety experts urge families to practice fire drills
Fire safety advocates stress the importance of creating an escape plan. And they want families to practice that plan twice a year – as well as regularly test their smoke alarms
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5 tips to prevent older adult falls

Small changes can make a big difference
“Falls are largely preventable,” said Jennifer Tipken, associate director of the Center of Healthy Aging at the National Council on Aging. “While falls are very common in older adults, there are things that you can do to prevent them.”
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