Notary Public Blog and Podcast of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA | In the Hurricane Florence Aftermath: Don’t Forget About Our Seniors

Notary Public Blog and Podcast of Sonita M. Leak, CNSA
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September 16, 2018

Greenville, SC
A call rang into the notary line for service at an assisted-living and rehabilitation facility a few days ago. No, it wasn’t a new facility for visiting, it was one that I often help people in.

What was different about that day?

When approaching the facility, I, along with my witness noticed that there was massive congestion and there were several transportation vans outside. Pulled up a little closer to the facility on Sulphur Springs Road in Greenville and we notice that the area codes for the phone numbers on the vans are 843.

It took a few minutes to realize what was going on there. One of the nurses on staff explained exactly what we were seeing. There were evacuees from other facilities in the low country coming into Greenville and the facilities here are assisting with keeping them safe during the storm.

This further made me think about those Seniors, or shall we say, Seasoned-citizens who may be left behind or neglected because they had no one to rely on to get them to safety.

So with that said, please, I urge you, if you had loved ones who were in the Hurricane’s path, I hope and pray you did your best to either 1) get them to a hurricane-approved sheltered site or 2) moved them inland (given your ability to do so). Once they are in a safe place in the aftermath, it is also good to make sure their nutrition levels are maintained and that they are getting enough water to drink. In a hurried time, it is easy to forget to hydrate and eat. Worry can sometimes replace taking care of yourself. In the future, should you need to find shelter for someone you cannot get to, you can navigate to the FEMA Website for more information.

Seniors lives should matter to you.

Your Local Upstate Greenville/Spartanburg area Notary Public,

Sonita M. Leak
Owner of GreenvilleNotary.com

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