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Hurricane Sandy Preparedness Actions

Hurricane Sandy will make landfall early Tuesday morning October 30, 2012 near Atlantic City New Jersey, however severe weather effects will impact states from the mid-Atlantic, up through New England, and as far west as Michigan.  To learn if your local area will be impacted see real-time alert map at iAlert.com.   Time to prepare is Now.

Preparedness Actions

Take Action. Time is limited to prepare your family, home or business to lessen the impact of severe weather. Coastal and inland residents should ensure that their families have an emergency plan and emergency kits in their homes and cars. Some of the items in a basic emergency kit include: one gallon of water per person per day, for drinking and sanitation; at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food; battery-powered radio and a NOAA Weather Radio; flashlight and extra batteries; and First Aid kit.

Those in areas where the storm is expected to produce snow should also have supplies in their emergency kits such as rock salt or environmentally safe products to melt ice on walkways, snow shovels, adequate clothing and blankets to keep warm and heating fuel like dry, seasoned wood for the fireplace or wood-burning stove. Both hurricanes and winter storms often cause power outages, take steps now to ensure you can sustain yourself for at least 72 hours if needed.

 

Hurricane Sandy satellite image

Hurricane Sandy satellite image

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