It’s not necessary to be an epicurean in an emergency … but you do need to be prepared. People will often remember to have first aid supplies, flashlights, radios, batteries and other items on hand, but they will fail to be prepared in one of the most important areas of survival: nourishment.
With a full week of temps in the upper 90s, summer is in full-on, hot-blazin’ glory here in Shelby County. And with the July 4th weekend just days away, many will be heading to local lakes and private and public pools to cool off. With beach towels, noodles and sunscreen in tow, families can spend all day by the water; but it’s important that everyone stay attentive and watchful over family, friends and fellow swimmers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning comes second only to car accidents as the leading cause of accidental death in children ages 1-14.