The center of Hurricane Sandy is moving towards Cape May, New Jersey with 90 mph hour winds. (Yikes.) The Frankenstorm is expected to hit land this evening. And we want to make sure you’re taking proper precautions. Check out these tips for staying safe and dry.
Make sure you have an emergency kit with all the essentials. This should include non-perishable food, water, filled prescriptions, a battery-powered or hand-cranked radio, first-aid kit, flashlights, and extra batteries.
Know your surroundings. Decide which room is best to withstand flooding/high winds.
Save emergency phone numbers (not just 911) to everyone’s cell phones.
Make sure everyone in your family knows the location of all possible exits in your house or apartment should you need to evacuate.
Choose a friend or relative who lives outside of Sandy’s projected path that your family or group can contact if anyone gets separated.
Learn your community hurricane evacuation routes and how to find higher ground.
Cover all of your home’s windows, secure outdoor objects or bring them indoors.
Make sure you have a supply of water on hand for sanity purposes (think: cleaning and flushing toilets).
For more tips on how to make a disaster plan click here.
Some other important links:
Track Hurricane Sandy’s path with this live map. You can also search active shelters and get the latest advisory from the National Hurricane Center.