Found some useful information for those of us in New Jersey awaiting Hurricane Irene’s impact. The full article may be found here.
So, what do you need to do in order to be ready?
“To those of you that haven’t already prepared for this storm, the time to prepare is now,” New Jersey Homeland Security Director Charlie McKenna said. “No one should underestimate this storm at all because it can bring incredibly harmful effects.”
He gave several tips for New Jerseyans to prepare for the storm, including topping off the gas tank in the car and getting cash in case power is knocked out and gas pumps and ATMs don’t work.
McKenna also recommended that people have flashlights and batteries to power them; a “hand crank” radio to listen to news reports; an adequate supply of their prescription drugs; a first aid kit in the house; five days of food and a gallon of water per person per day; nonperishable foods and can openers to get into those foods; and a knowledge of emergency evacuation routes around their towns.