Open pharmacies during hurricane
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How to Fill Your Prescription After a Hurricane

A recent research review revealed that a considerable number of residents over the last 20 years ended up skipping medication after weather evacuations for events like floods and hurricanes.

The main reasons:

  • Lost during evacuation
  • Have limited supply
  • Unable to locate pharmacy to re-fill

Medical aids such as eyeglasses, dentures, wheelchairs and canes are easily lost as well depending on how sudden the evacuation was needed.

While most health departments are urging residents to stockpile prescriptions during specific seasons, there are programs to help residents in a bind.

Healthcare Ready has created a map for any residents in the US that have recently had a severe weather event to know what pharmacies are open where prescriptions can be filled.