As Winter Storm Caly starts its march across the northern part of the country, I am shivering just looking at the temps! And the snowfall! Yikes!
Down here in Georgia, we're going to get a few coldish nights — temps in the high 20s and low 30s, and maybe some rain. Still, what with all the rain we've had, if there's rain AND cold AND wind, that means ice, and maybe downed trees and power lines — which means we'd better be prepared for the worst, no matter where we live.
There's a blog post on that gives you tips on how to prevent the cold weather from stirring up your asthma. But don't forget other things as well:
- Charge your neb battery – if you don't have a battery operated neb, do you have inhaler versions of your meds?
- Be careful of "burning" things in a power outage – candles, wood in fireplace. Not only can it stir up your asthma, but it can be a fire hazard. There are all sorts of battery operated lights out there that give you emergency lighting.
- Pack a "bug out" bag in case you need to leave quickly to go to a hotel or friend/family house. Have all your meds plus extra since you will be in a different environment with different triggers.
So what do you do to prepare for an emergency?