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American Red Cross Responds to Lubbock Apartment Fire April-27-2009
LUBBOCK, TEXAS: APRIL 27, 2009— Last night the Lubbock Police Department requested American Red Cross assistance to help families impacted by fire.  The fire caused substantial damage to th
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Lubbock Mayor Tom Martin
Additional Photos Lubbock Mayor Tom Martin joined volunteers and staff of the American Red Cross South Plains Regional Chapter and representatives of Tex
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Swine Flu: Simple Actions to Stay Healthy

There are everyday actions people can take to stay healthy and stop the spread of germs.

  • Wash hands frequently with soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer.
  • Avoid or minimize contact with sick people (a minimum three feet distancing is recommended).
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with tissues when you cough and sneeze. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into the crook of your elbow.
  • Stay away from others as much as possible when you are sick.

For general flu preparedness tips, see the American Red Cross Seasonal Flu Checklist in English and Spanish [PDF].


Coping and Emotional Well-Being

What is a pandemic? Who is at risk? What will happen? Are my children safe? As the media reports that a swine flu (H1N1) pandemic is imminent, these thoughts may occur to you. Knowing what to expect, how to prepare and where to find needed information and support can increase your resilience, decrease your stress and minimize the impact on you and your loved ones.

Download the "Preparing for a Swing Flu Pandemic" guide in English [PDF].

For more information on Human Swine Flu (H1N1), visit the CDC information page on swine flu (H1N1) or call 1-800-CDC-INFO (1-800-232-4636).