While we all hope this powerful storm will avoid our area, we must be prepared.
We should err on the side of caution.
Supplies are low in our area as they have been diverted to Texas. But we still can be prepared.
- Water. If you cannot find bottled water, fill pitchers or bottles with filtered water from your refrigerator. While tap water is perfectly safe, you can boil water first if you don't have a filer system and you're concerned.
- Have food for seven days for each member of the family. Stores will be replenishing their shelves daily, do not get frustrated. Cook extra meats in your freezer for consumption early on.
- Refrigerators and freezers should be packed tightly to ensure they keep cool as long as possible should we lose power.
- Gas up your cars, as power may be disrupted after the storm.
- Have cash on hand.
- Fill all prescriptions required.
- Provide food and supplies for pets.
- Ensure lanterns and flashlights are checked and have new batteries as required. Stores have run out, but will get in new supplies daily.
- Should the warning be given as the week progresses, move all items that could become flying objects into your garage or safe place.
- Check shutters for ease of closure, or installation. If help is required please start looking now for someone to assist.
HELP YOUR NEIGHBORS WHO MAY REQUIRE IT. WE ARE A COMMUNITY! WE ARE NEIGHBORS AND WE ARE ALL IN THIS TOGETHER.
MOST IMPORTANTLY. STAY SAFE.
Keeping my fingers crossed this storm will move away from our area,