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Plan Ahead: Weather-Related Emergencies

From the Show: Healthy Children
Summary: Have you ever been stranded in your car for hours during the cold weather or a storm? What if your children were in the car? Would you be ready?
Air Date: 2/12/14
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Elizabeth Murray, MD
Murray Elizabeth DO 72webDr. Murray is a Physician specializing in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center in Upstate, NY. She graduated from Skidmore College with a BA in Economics and then, prior to medical school, she earned an MBA at the University of Rochester's Simon School of Business Administration. Upon completing her Residency training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, she returned to her hometown of Rochester to complete her Fellowship in Pediatric Emergency Medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital.

Dr. Murray holds a dual appointments to both the Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine and the Division of Pre-hospital Medicine at the University of Rochester. Additionally, she holds an appointment as Deputy Emergency Medical Services Medical Director for Monroe County and serves on the Regional EMS Council as the Pediatric Content Expert.

In 2013, Dr. Murray joined the Board of the Rochester Childfirst Network, an agency committed to providing high quality, early education to the children of Rochester. She is a member of the AAP's Council on Communications and the Media and has previously written for their blog. In addition, she serves as a Spokesperson for the AAP.
Plan Ahead: Weather-Related Emergencies
Have you ever been stranded in your car for hours during the cold weather or a storm? What if your children were in the car? Would you be fully prepared?

The nation's weather seems to becoming more unpredictable, no matter where you live.

What do you need to keep in your car in case of emergencies? And, what do you need to have in your home in case of a disaster or extreme weather?

Dr. Elizabeth Murray discusses disaster preparedness, whether you are in your car, in your home or out and about.
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