Instructed patient about the importance of having basic hurricane supplies. Water, can food, yogurt, batteries, and corded phone should be at hand in case of hurricane ocurrence.
Instructed patient and caregiver about the proper insuline storage procedure in case of a hurricane. During power outages insulin should be kept in a recipient with ice. This will ensure it will be in good conditions, should it be needed.
Instructed patient not to go outside during hurricane conditions. If a safe place to stay is not available consider going to a shelter in advance.
Instructed patient to be informed (watch TV, listen to radio news) before, during, and after a hurricane. Use common sense.
Instructed patient not to go outside after a hurricane. Be sure weather conditions are safe in order to prevent accidents.
Instructed patient/ caregiver not to use the barbeque inside the house due to risk of intoxication.
Instructed patient not to use a generator inside the house, carbon monoxide poisoning may occur and it is usually fatal.