Hurricane Sandy Bearing Down On The East Coast
While the east coast braces for the storm of the century, the APN wants you to be prepared.
It’s going to be bad folks. This hybrid storm is expected to impact 60 million people. With it will come torrential rain, storm surges, snow, ice and wind gusts of up to 75 mph. This storm has it all. With leaves still on most of the trees, be expecting a lot of damage and power outages from fallen limbs.
Do you have your food, fuel, and water? Be prepared in case you are asked to evacuate.
Be prepared in case of evacuation
- Plan your route and know where you will go ahead of time.
- Be ready to leave before everyone else to avoid traffic jams.
- Notify friends and relatives of your plan.
- Avoid traveling alone.
- Keep your fuel tanks full.
- Keep a bug out bag ready in your vehicle.
- Make sure you have extra blankets and warm clothes.
- Carry at least a weeks worth of food and water in your vehicle.
- Have your important papers handy.
- Be aware of winter driving conditions here are some tips.
If you plan to “Bug In”
- If authorities are calling for evacuation, heed their warnings and comply. Typically they have more and better information than you.
- Are you prepared to last at least 3 days and up to a month in your home with enough food, water, sanitation and medication?
- Stock up on supplies before the rush.
- Be attentive of any trees that could possibly fall on your home.
- Here are some safety tips for Generators and Propane.
Some Specific Resources for Hurricane Sandy
Janet Liebsch from Itsadisaster.net has provided some additional information for preparing for this storm.
- Resources for those in the path
- Tips to prepare
- Free mini e-book dealing with Hurricanes, floods, and more