County Health Departments Urge Residents To Refill Prescription Medication
August 29, 2019
Tampa, Fla. – As Hurricane Dorian approaches the area, the Florida Department of Health in Citrus, Hernando, Hillsborough, Manatee, Pasco, Pinellas, Polk, and Sarasota counties
It is recommended that residents have a minimum two-week supply of all prescription medications. Also, residents should ensure their medication is kept current and has not expired.
Those who take prescription medication should also keep a list of all their prescription medications, dosages and any other special instructions with their emergency medication supply.
According to Florida law, people can obtain a 30-day refill of their prescription medication - even if they have just refilled it - ONLY if they reside in a county that:
- Is under a hurricane warning issued by the National Weather Service; or
- Is under a state of emergency executive order declared by the Governor; or
- Has activated its emergency operations center/emergency management plan
Under these specific circumstances listed above, any health
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