Hurricane Irene Hits East Coast- Be Bold, Be Prepared!
Hey Everyone! Whether you’re Bold or not, man or woman, everyone needs to understand the severity of Hurricane Irene. We’ve been asking our friends and family what their game plans are, and nobody has the answer. So, we did some research on the National Hurricane Center website.
We found a lot of great information on the site (http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/outreach/prepare.shtml) For those of us in the Northeast (like us), it’s important to take this information seriously. So, while we encourage you to be bold every day, this weekend, just be safe!
Water – at least 1 gallon daily per person for 3 to 7 days
Food – at least enough for 3 to 7 days
— non-perishable packaged or canned food / juices
— foods for infants or the elderly
— snack foods
— non-electric can opener
— cooking tools / fuel
— paper plates / plastic utensils
Blankets / Pillows, etc.
Clothing – seasonal / rain gear/ sturdy shoes
First Aid Kit / Medicines / Prescription Drugs
Special Items – for babies and the elderly
Toiletries / Hygiene items / Moisture wipes
Flashlight / Batteries
Radio – Battery operated and NOAA weather radio
Telephones – Fully charged cell phone with extra battery and a traditional (not cordless) telephone set
Cash (with some small bills) and Credit Cards – Banks and ATMs may not be available for extended periods
Toys, Books and Games
Important documents – in a waterproof container or watertight resealable plastic bag
— insurance, medical records, bank account numbers, Social Security card, etc.
Tools – keep a set with you during the storm
Vehicle fuel tanks filled
Pet care items
— proper identification / immunization records / medications
— ample supply of food and water
— a carrier or cage
— muzzle and leash
TAKING ACTION is as easy as 1-2-3:
Before Hurricane Season Starts YOU SHOULD:
Assemble your Disaster Supply Kit.
These items are often scattered around your home and simply need to be brought together into one location.
Write out your Family Disaster Plan.
Discuss the possible hazards with your family. Determine if you are in an evacuation area. Identify an out-of-town family contact.
When a Hurricane Watch is issued YOU SHOULD:
Check your Disaster Supply Kit.
Make sure nothing is missing. Determine if there is anything you need to supplement your kit. Replenish your water.
Activate your Family Disaster Plan.
Protective measures should be initiated, especially those actions that require extra time (for example, securing a boat or leaving a barrier island).
When a Hurricane Warning is issued YOU SHOULD:
Ready your Disaster Supply Kit for use.
If you need to evacuate, you should bring your Supply Kit with you.
Use your Family Disaster Plan.
Your family should be in the process of completing protective actions and deciding the safest location to be during the storm.