It seems so basic: no flip-flops during storm cleanup.
Yet one of the more common reasons for emergency room visits following Florida hurricanes are foot injuries – punctures and cuts to people whose feet are exposed, Florida Surgeon General Dr. John Armstrong told doctors and nurses across the nation last week.
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HURRICANE CLEANUP TIPS
— Wear protective gear like shoes, gloves and goggles
— Use insect repellant
— Don’t work alone. Be alert to exhaustion
— Stay hydrated
— Keep generators outside, at least 20 feet from homes
— Wash wounds immediately with soap and water