Safety

Prepare for Lots of Rain!

The National Weather Service is predicting approximately 9 to 11 inches of rain for Santa Rosa County Tuesday through Saturday. This places the county in a significant threat area for flooding along rivers and creeks with flash floods possible. Be careful!

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Florida’s “Big Kids” Will Get a Safety Boost!

For several years, Florida has been the most dangerous state for children between the ages of 4 and 10 traveling in vehicles. Florida is currently one of only two states in the nation that lacks a booster seat bill for older children – and the only state that allows 4-year-olds to ride in an adult …

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Safe Fun for Halloween

Halloween is an exciting time for kids. Follow these tips from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to make sure it’s a safe time as well: * Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. * Make sure costumes are short enough to prevent tripping, tangling, or contact with flames. * Add reflective tape or striping …

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Have a Safe and Healthy Halloween

Are your children going Trick-or-Treating? To keep them safe healthy – make a plan for candy consumption. * Eating a good meal before parties or trick-or-treating will keep kids from filling up on Halloween treats. * Sort and check treats after kids are home. Tampering is rare but it’s safest to throw away any spoiled, unwrapped …

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Diabetic? Quick Summer Travel Tips

Have diabetes? Don’t let it interfere with summer fun. Taking a few precautions ahead of time can ensure less stress whether you’re playing locally or hitting the road. Here are some tips from the CDC for safe summer travels:                                                  (Photocredit: dreamstime.com) * Don’t forget your meds – Pack twice the amount of supplies you need, …

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Have a Safe and Happy Fourth of July!

Here’s hoping the weather holds out for festivities and fireworks at the Milton Riverwalk! If you’re planning your own fireworks display, consider following these important safety tips from http://safekids.org/. * Be sure you’re not wearing loose clothing if you’re lighting fireworks. * Never light fireworks near dry grass. * Always have a bucket of water …

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