Saturday, October 27, 2012


As Hurricane Sandy is about to affect us East Coasters PLEASE be prepared. Here are some tips and Emergency Supplies from the CDC to have ready. Better safe than sorry I always say! Also stay tuned to your local news stations and follow ALL Mandatory Evacuation Plans
You should stock your home with supplies that may be needed during the emergency period. At a minimum, these supplies should include:
  • Several clean containers for water, large enough for a 3-5 day supply of water (about five gallons for each person).
  • A 3-5 day supply of non-perishable food.
  • A first aid kit and manual.
  • A battery-powered radio, flashlights, and extra batteries.
  • Sleeping bags or extra blankets.
  • Water-purifying supplies, such as chlorine or iodine tablets or unscented, ordinary household chlorine bleach.
  • Prescription medicines and special medical needs.
  • Baby food and/or prepared formula, diapers, and other baby supplies.
  • Disposable cleaning cloths, such as "baby wipes" for the whole family to use in case bathing facilities are not available.
  • Personal hygiene supplies, such as soap, toothpaste, sanitary napkins, etc.
  • An emergency kit for your car with food, flares, booster cables, maps, tools, a first aid kit, fire extinguisher, sleeping bags, etc.
  • Charge Cell phones, tablets, and all other devices needing charging. Have car chargers in case of Evacuation.
  • If you choose not evacuate, find a safe shelter to stay in that is adequately outfitted with emergency supplies.
  • Have rain gear and extra clothing stored in your shelter and easily accessible.
  • Get a hold of family members to determine their whereabouts and enact your safety plan.
  • Fill your gas tank to ensure you can evacuate the area if necessary.
  • Gather animals in a safe place.
  • MOST IMPORTANTLY Keep calm and remain patient, & SAFE
-Miss Tina