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Disaster Preparedness Tool Kit

Hurricane Irma has the southeastern U.S. Atlantic coast in its sights, and Wake County, NC residents know all too well how wild weather can cause major destruction in our area. At WakeMed, we are committed to helping you and your family stay safe during inclement weather, which is why we have compiled a trusted list […]

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Severe Weather Prediction: Week of April 28

North Carolina is known for unpredictable weather. Already this year, we’ve experienced multiple severe weather events and tornado touchdowns. Once again this week, forecasters are predicting severe thunderstorms with damaging winds, large hail, flooding and tornadoes. In fact, the National Weather Service has issued a Tornado Watch for Wake County and much of the surrounding area for Tuesday, […]

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Tweeting the Storm – Social Media Resources to Get BEFORE Disaster Strikes

The Internet is the third most popular way people get emergency information. With more than 80 percent of adult online users connected to at least one or more social media platforms, emergency management agencies are incorporating social media into their response strategies. Social Media & Emergency Preparedness WakeMed boasts several different social media profiles. The following are the […]

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Now’s The Time To Get Prepared for a Disaster

Every year around this time, we post the same information about being prepared for a disaster.  We do so because it is very important to be prepared.  With Hurricane Irene continuing to keep North Carolina in its sights, it is important to think about disaster preparedness and an emergency kit if you haven’t already.  Natural disasters, […]

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