Thursday, December 27, 2012
Check out these safety tips for before, during and after winter storms.
Northeast Ohio, including Mayfield Heights, is expected to see heavy snow Wednesday afternoon and evening. The American Red Cross has a few tips for what to do during and after the storm, including what to do if there’s a power outage: For more safety tips, including what to have ready for the next storm, check out the full PDFs from the Red Cross above.
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The Mayfield Heights Police Department offers advice on how to avoid being a thief's target this holiday season.
Being distracted with shopping lists, bags and the holiday bustle could be the perfect setting for petty theft. The Mayfield Heights Police Department Detective Joe Leskovec gives tips on how to protect yourself during the shopping season. Patch: Who do thieves typically target during the season? Det. Leskovec: In Mayfield we see repetitive targets toward the elderly. Female elderly are more targeted. And if you have kids thieves could see that you are too distracted to notice a theft. So always be aware of your surroundings. Patch: What are the types of theft you see during the holidays? Det. Leskovec: Typically, we see many wallet and credit card thefts. For women we advise to keep their purses close to their body. While shopping they …
Friday, October 26, 2012
Frankenstorm is likely to impact Northeast Ohio; here's what you can do to prepare.
The path of Hurricane Sandy's impact stretches as far inland as Northeast Ohio, and meteorologists warn that high winds could cause power outages in the area early next week. More: How Will 'Frankenstorm' Affect Northeast Ohio? The Red Cross recommends that local residents have a power outage preparedness kit that includes water, food, flashlights, a radio, first aid kit, emergency documents and extra cash in case of a prolonged or widespread power outage. More on power outage preparedness here. The organization also has a Hurricane Safety app that includes a bunch of useful features, even for those of us who don't live in a hurricane-prone area, including: More info on that app — as well as the Red Cross' handy first aid app — here.
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Don't let 90-plus-degree days land you or your kids in the emergency room
Most of Northeast Ohio saw a break from 90-degree temperatures today, but meteorologists warn that the rest of the week will be a different story. High temperatures are expected to climb back into the 90s on Wednesday and stay through Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Ahuja Medical Center’s Division Chief of Emergency Medicine Jessica Goldstein Resnick said that Monday tied with a day during flu season for the busiest day of the year. The very old and the very young are most at risk for heat-related illnesses, she said. On hot days, many patients are treated for heat rash and dehydration, but many have chronic conditions like asthma, COPD or swelling that are intensified by the extreme heat. Resnick offered tips to keep …