- Phone numbers. Keep an emergency contacts list, and call your dialysis facility when bad weather threatens.
- Disaster plan. Talk to your dialysis care team and family ahead of time about what to do in a disaster. Monitor local weather forecasts.
- Emergency supplies. Pre-pack a first-aid kit, flashlight and batteries, blankets, radio, cell phone, food, can opener and medications.
- Transportation. In-center patients should arrange with a friend, neighbor or family member for backup transportation to their clinic.
- Power outages. Home dialysis patients should follow the directions given during home training for continuing dialysis in an emergency.
- Adjust insulin. Diabetics should ask their doctor how to adjust their insulin dosage if severe flooding or storms are forecast for their area.
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