Group offering program on emergency kit assembly

Christian Veterans of the Bitterroot will help Victor residents with family-disaster preparedness Saturday by teaching how to put together 72-hour kits in case of an emergency at the Crossroads Christian Fellowship. Presenter Allen Bjergo said the program is sponsored by Legion Post 91. “The program is to help families be ready for emergencies, such as heavy snowfall or windstorm, which would isolate them at home, or the need to suddenly evacuate in the face of wildfire,” Bjergo said. “Your home, and vehicles should have enough supplies to sustain your family for several days. In addition, each family should have a ‘go-bag’ with copies of important papers, photographs and anything else needed during a sudden evacuation, with no time to pack. The training will help people decide what they may need.”
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Addressing noncommunicable diseases in emergencies

In the shadow of the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, people are struggling to receive treatment for their noncommunicable diseases (NCDs) such as cancer, lung and heart disease and diabetes. Roads are blocked, health facilities are in disrepair, medicines are scarce and financial resources to make out-of-pocket payments are absent. Humanitarian health workers like Dr Tamara Rudalovska in Mariupol, Eastern Ukraine, who works from one of the WHO-supported Mobile Emergency Primary Healthcare Units, is also finding it difficult to monitor and treat patients with NCDs. “Due to the ongoing crisis it is not always possible to control the treatment of patients, especially when they change their place of residence and medications are in short supply,” says Dr Rudalovska. “However, timely disease detection and a comprehensive treatment plan are essential to maintaining healthier and longer lives and preventing premature deaths from NCDs.”
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Ghana In Emergency Talks With Nigeria Over Threat To Cut Gas Supply

Ghana held emergency talks in Nigeria on Thursday to avert a threat to cut gas supply drastically, which could worsen the country’s electricity blackouts and present an extra headache for the government.

The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) said it will cut gas supply by 70 percent to Ghana’s main power generation company by Friday due to unpaid debts of $181 million. Ghana already suffers power shortages and Nigerian gas meets about 25 percent of its needs. “A high-powered government delegation led by the Minister for Power Kwabena Donkor is currently in Nigeria having discussions on this very important matter,” Petroleum Minister Emmanuel Buah told a news conference. There was no immediate comment from NNPC.
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Learn how to plan for an emergency

The best time to plan for an emergency is before it hits. The month of September is designated as National Preparedness Month, a time to learn about what protective measures you can take before, during and after an emergency. The federal government has a website dedicated to emergency preparedness, at Citizens can find resources there for many situations including weather emergencies, evacuations, technological and accidental hazards, terrorist hazards and ways to recover.
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13 Things Every Home Should Have in Case of Emergency

In sudden life-or-death situations, being prepared can dictate one's survival. After all, it wasn't raining when Noah built the ark. Here's a list of things to keep in your home (aside from the mandatory first-aid kit) in case of any emergency: 1. Food and water. Red Cross recommends that you keep a two-week supply of food for the home. Stock up your pantry with no-cook, easy-open food for quick meals. Red Cross also suggests that you keep one gallon of water per day for every person in your house.
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