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Winter Weather Tips

Nebraska weather, don’t you just love it. In lieu of our local weather for this week in Eastern Nebraska, here are a few Winter Weather tips and readiness from the CDC- Center for Disease Control and NEMA- Nebraska Emergency Management Agency. Take inventory of whether yo...
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Give Me Three Steps…

3- Steps to Flu prevention The CDC recommends three steps to Flu prevention. Get the flu vaccine Avoid close contact with sick people Wash your hands often- practice good hygiene. Rebecca Rayman, ECDHD Executive Director reported that Type A is the strain of the flu that is most...
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October is Bullying Prevention Awareness Month

The Center for Disease Control Department of Education (CDC) released the first federal uniform definition of bullying in 2014. The Definition: Bullying is unwanted, aggressive behavior among school aged children that involves a real or perceived power imbalance. The behavior is...
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From Store to Home: Food Storage Safety

An estimated 48 million Americans–one in six–is sickened every year by foodborne illness or food poisoning. We all know that it’s impossible to guarantee the pureness of everything our families eat, but we can still take steps to lower everyone’s risk....
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ECDHD WIC- Women, Infants and Children Program

East Central District Health Department’s WIC Program provides nutritious foods, nutrition education (including breastfeeding promotion and support), and referrals to health and other social services to participants at NO CHARGE. WIC serves low-income pregnant, postpartum and...
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Its HOT Outside. Stay Cool.

The best defense is prevention. Here are some prevention tips to keep cool in extreme heat. Stay indoors in an air-conditioned building is the best defense from extreme heat. Electric fans may provide comfort, but when the temperature is in the high 90s, fans will not prevent...
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Emergency Kit

After seeing what happened to Pilger Nebraska and how much destruction a tornado can cause, I realized I need a supply kit of basic items, stored in my basement, just in case. It is recommended to already be prepared for emergencies, but I find myself always putting it off. So I...
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Be Prepared for Possible Severe Weather

There is the possibility of severe weather later this afternoon Tuesday, June 3rd, 2014 in parts of our district area in Nebraska. Below is some information on preparing for a tornado. Be Prepared for Tornado     During any storm, listen to local news or a NOAA Weather Radio to...
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Preparing for a Tornado or Weather Emergency

I know I have heard this statement regarding Nebraska weather, “Just wait it will change”. Nebraska weather has always had the tendency to change at the drop of a hat.  Nebraska is in the core of what is called “Tornado Alley” which means tornados are more...
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