Morrow Family Medicine September 2017 Newsletter

Staying Safe During Extreme Weather Events

Tips for Keeping Your Family Safe During Hurricane Season

Unless you've been completely out of the loop, you've no doubt heard about - or been directly affected by - the recent hurricanes, Harvey and Irma. It's been a particularly rough hurricane
season thus far this year, and forecasts seem to indicate there is no end in sight. Hurricanes still threaten the Southeastern U.S., Caribbean Islands and other surrounding areas, and the end doesn't seem to be coming any time soon. With all this rough weather, and all the damage it causes, have you and your family thought about how to stay safe in the face of high winds, heavy rains and possible flooding?
Preparation is key
Creating your family's
Creating your family's "go bag"
Getting yourself ready  before severe weather hits is more than half the battle; it's almost the entire equation.Whether or not severe weather is on the horizon, you and your family should always have supplies on hand, including a "go bag," which includes food, water, flashlights, batteries, hygiene and medical supplies. Having one of these around is never a bad idea, severe weather or not, so make it a priority to assemble one in your household today.
Your family should also have a hard plan on what to do in case of emergency. This includes knowing your evacuation route, both from your home and from the surrounding area. You need to figure out which out-of-town friends or relatives will be your "point people" for communication in case usual channels are unavailable. Downloading FEMA's mobile app can help with planning a route of evacuation, and can also offer some further tips on disaster planning. You will also want to make sure your pets have been micro-chipped for identification if the worst comes.
Finally, you'll want to make sure your  home is as secure  as possible against any severe weather. 
Making sure doors and windows are secure; bringing in any lawn furniture, toys or outdoor equipment as well as parking cars in secure garages, will all help minimize damage. Avoid using electronic
 appliances during storms with lightning, which includes corded phones (if you still have one of those). If your area is one that is at risk for flooding, consider purchasing flood insurance as water damage from this type of disaster is not normally covered under most insurance plans.
Morrow Family Medicine wants your family to stay safe as severe weather affects those around the southeast. Having a plan can make all the difference, so before the next storm hits, make sure you know and have what you need to keep you and your family safe from disaster.  

Stay safe!
The Morrow Family Medicine Team

Visit  us at:  Morrow Family Medicine   or call us at:  770-781-8004.
Best of Forsyth 2017
We are committed to your health and well-being. We utilize state of the art technology and old fashioned attitudes to care for all our patients. To learn more about us visit Morrow Family Medicine's  LinkedIn page. Morrow Family is the proud recipient of the Best of Forsyth award for 2015, 2016 and 2017.  Morrow Family Medicine is now available to see you at two locations: Cumming - 1400 Northside Forsyth Drive, Suite 200, Cumming, GA 30041;  Milton - 12970 Highway 9, Milton, GA 30004.
The Morrow Community Foundation

Dear Colleagues, Friends, and Family

Jim and I would like to invite you to participate in our 3rd Annual iRun for BYOT.

This 5K (Peachtree Qualifier) and kids' Fun Run will be held on Saturday morning, October 7th, at Shiloh Point Elementary. We will have a great DJ, face painting, a breakfast food truck, and jumpy houses for the little ones!!! Last year we had 400 registrants and are expecting even more this year!

The purpose of this fund raiser is to help even the playing field for our students in Forsyth County. Every penny we raise....every penny.....goes towards putting internet and laptops in the homes of students who don't have that luxury.

Please consider helping us! We would love for you to sign up to donate or run or walk in the 5K. The children's Fun Run is a one mile course that stays completely on the school's property. Every child gets a medal for completing the mile!

The schools are competing for 'Most Donations', so you have the opportunity to support your local school when you register!

If your market audience is Forsyth County teachers and parents, we still have some sponsorship opportunities available, but you need to contact us now. You also may have a vendor's table/tent that morning for only $200 each! Because Forsyth County Schools are supporting us by passing the word to teachers, staff, and parents in every school, you will not have a better opportunity to get in front of families in Forsyth than this event. AND, you will be helping us help these students!

Best Regards,
Peggie Morrow

Our mission is to support the people of Forsyth County who are financially unable to provide for the educational needs of their children. Specifically, we are supporting the technology initiative titled Bring Your Own Technology, or BYOT .  

Want to become a 2017 BYOT iRUN Sponsor? Find out More...

SAVE THE DATE- OCTOBER 7, 2017  for The Forsyth BYOT iRUN for BYOT - 5K & FunRun.

Optimist Flags for Education 
It's that Time Again, Do You Have Your Flag?

Join us in supporting the Sawnee Cumming Optimist Club's Flags for Education.  

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