Author: Beth

Hurricane Season Starts June 1st

Hurricanes: Family Disaster Plan Building a family disaster plan is half the formula for disaster safety.  Will you be able to contact each other?  Make sure your family knows the plan. Make a Emergency Supply Kit- Medications; eye glasses; cash; important family documents and bank account records in a waterproof container; sleeping bag; blankets; pillow; change […]

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Heat Advisories

During extremely hot and humid weather, your body’s ability to cool itself is challenged. It is important to know the symptoms of excessive heat exposure: Heat Cramps– Can be the first sign of heat-related illness- Painful muscle cramps and spasms in leg and abdomen, heavy sweating Heat Exhaustion– Weakness, heavy sweeting, clammy skin, fast week […]

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Winter Heating Safety

BE WARM AND SAFE THIS WINTER! Did you know that heating equipment is one of the leading causes of home fire deaths? Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet away from heating equipment. Never use your oven to heat your home. Remember to turn off portable heaters when leaving the room or going […]

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A Strong Defense Against the Flu: – Get Vaccinated!

FIGHT THE FLU- 18-19 SEASON OCTOBER -MAY It is best to get vaccinated before influenza viruses start to spread in your community. However, as long as flu viruses are circulating, you should protect yourself, family and community by getting a vaccination through the flu season. Everyone age 6 months and older should receive the flu vaccine. […]

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Mosquito Control

Duplin County Health Department will be distributing Mosquito Dunks on a first come first served basis. The larvicide tablets will be distributed at the Health Department’s office on 340 Seminary Street Kenansville during regular office hours.  The Mosquito Dunks are safe around birds, wildlife , children and pets. The active ingredient is a bacterium that effects the […]

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Hurricane Florence Recovery

Please see resources at the State and Federal level for disaster assistance and recovery. www.disasterassitance.gov FEMA 1-800-621-3362 Environmental health resources http://ie.unc.edu/enironmental-resource-program/disaster-response-recovery

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Recovery Month – Community Forum September 11, 2018

  Community Forum sponsored by County Commissioners and Duplin County Substance Use Coalition will be on 9-11-18. Held in the Ed Emory Auditorium at the NC Cooperative Extension in Kenansville.  Free event open to the public. Goal is to increase awareness, provide education of what is a substance use disorder, and discus resources for wellness and recovery. See community outreach […]

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Beat the Heat

Beat the Heat- Heat related deaths are preventable. Who is more at risk? Children, older adults, people who work outside and people with disabilities. Stay indoors with AC when possible, even a few hours will help. Drink plenty of WATER. Wear lightweight, loose fitting  clothing. Your Car can be Deadly- If the outside temperature is 80 […]

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Medication Disposal Event

Saturday April 28, 2018 from 10am to 2pm  there will be a Medication disposal event at two Duplin County sites; Vidant Duplin Hospital in Kenansville and NHRMC Urgent Care in Wallace. Please dispose of expired or unused medications safely. Do not dump medications in the toilet or sewer systems it can contaminate our water. Bring […]

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2017-2018 Flu Season

The 2017-2018 flu season started October 1, 2017. Flu vaccine is readily available at the Health Department, local pharmacies and your medical provider’s office. Everyone 6 months and older should be vaccinated against the flu.  People aged 65 and older and those with a chronic disease, and children under 5 years of age have the greatest chance of […]

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