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Last post Mon, Oct 29 2012 8:42 AM by Juneflower. 3 replies.
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  • Fri, Oct 26 2012 2:32 AM

    Hurricane Sandy Prep

    We don't live on the coastline, but since NJ is currently forecasted to be majorly impacted by Hurricane Sandy - I wanted to make sure to prep for possible power outages.  We have water/juice, food such as peanut butter, etc., flashlights, batteries, board games for the kids.  I think some of you have been there through Katrina and Irene (luckily, our impact was minimal last year).  Is there anything else that I am not thinking about that would make things easier just in case?  Prayers & positive thoughts would also be appreciated!

    Ellen in NJ

  • Fri, Oct 26 2012 2:59 AM In reply to

    Re: Hurricane Sandy Prep

     Battery-operated radio, extra warm clothes, rain gear, big contractor's bags for waterproof storage of clothes and food. Extra medication, a First-Aid kit. Do you have any provision for heat/heating food? Bags are also for bedding - anything that might get wet.

    Can you stuff your windows? Do you have an escape plan, some people to check in with?

    List of phone numbers (police, fire, Red Cross, whatever shelters are in town, list of medications and copies of important documents. Cash, a waterproof/fireproof box.

    I am sure there are more, perhaps smaller things others will suggest. 

    I hope you don't get hit too hard. We are supposed to get it also here in VT.

    The government has a bunch of disaster-prep sites, as does Red Cross

  • Fri, Oct 26 2012 12:31 PM In reply to

    • gayla50
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    Re: Hurricane Sandy Prep

    will be praying for all of you.


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  • Mon, Oct 29 2012 8:42 AM In reply to

    Re: Hurricane Sandy Prep

    Fill the cars up, just in case you have to evacuate, and pack soap, shampoo, toothpaste/toothbrushes, sanitary supplies, and TP in case you have to go to a public emergency shelter.
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