When a hurricane is approaching, people in the path of the storm often seek refuge in public shelters. These shelters are typically stocked with food and water, but they may not have any medicine available.
This can be a problem for people who take regular medication or have chronic medical conditions. If you need medicine during a hurricane, there are a few things you can do.
First, try to locate a nearby pharmacy or hospital that may have evacuated to a safe location. If you can’t find any medicine, there are some home remedies that can provide relief for common ailments. For example, ginger can be used to treat nausea and diarrhea. If you have any medical supplies with you, such as bandages or antiseptic cream, make sure to use them according to instructions. In a public hurricane shelter, medicine may be in short supply, but there are still ways to get the care you need.