Is Hurricane Sandy Headed Your Way?
October 26, 2012
- NOAA weather radio
- Emergency Kit(s)
- Car kit
- Water and food storage (both for sheltering in place at home, and portable storage in case
you have to evacuate)
- Goal Zero Lighthouse LED Lantern and Nomad 7 Combo (for light and solar power in
case of outages)
- LED Flashlights and/or headlamps
- Light sticks
- Hand warmers
- Portable heater(s) and propane to fuel them
More steps you can take right now while everyone waits to see what Sandy will do:
- Fill your tank. Keep your car’s gas tank at least half full so you can evacuate quickly if needed—lines at the gas station will be long, and stations can quickly run out of gas if deliveries are interrupted.
- Evacuation location. Reach out to anyone who has agreed to host you in case of an evacuation to see if they are still on board.
- If you don’t have a host already in place, reach out to family and friends out of the hurricane area to see if they would be willing to let you stay with them if you’re required to evacuate
- Stock up on water and food storage if you don’t already have them.
- Prepare for disrupted utilities. Get alternate sources of light, warmth, and communication in case utilities are cut off.
- Extra clothes. Put some extra changes of clothes in your kit so you’ll have warm, dry clothing options if you have to go out in the storm.
- Coordinate. Talk to your family members, roommates, or neighbors about your evacuation and sheltering-in-place plans—coordinate any neighborhood efforts that may have already been established to be sure everyone is still on the same page.