posted on Aug, 26 2011 @ 01:03 AM
With Irene heading up the coast I thought it may be beneficial to discuss what people should have on hand.
Several days of water and canned goods, peanut butter, crackers, etc come in handy, soups, charcoal or other fuel if you can cook outside, batteries,
lanterns and fuel, lighters or matches.
Before the storm hits fill any prescriptions so you have extras of you can. If you have to evacuate take your medicines, or a list of them at least if
you have to leave in a hurry. Have a bag packed in case you need to leave suddenly with some food, water, change of clothes, toiletries, jacket or
sweater and blanket don't forget to bring phone numbers with you. Charge cell phones and do what you can to preserve battery. Text often works when
the phone won't. Have batteries in a battery operated radio.&
Fill your tub and pots with water as you may need it to drink, bathe or flush the toilet.
Secure any loose items in your yard, board up or tape up windows. Prepare for any animals. Fill your car with gas. If told to evacuate do so early as
the road will be a mess of traffic. Bring some cash with you and first aid items if you have them. Try to stay calm. Stay away from windows.
Here's a suggested list of supplies.
List of supplies
If you lose power keep freezer & refrigerator doors closed as much as possible to keep cold longer.