New Threat to Tri-State

November 6th, 2012 by admin

With Hurricane Sandy barely in the rear-view mirror, the east coast is in the path of a nor’easter expected to arrive mid-week with strong winds, heavy rain and moderate tidal flooding along coastal areas.  While this storm may hamper cleanup and recovery efforts and add to the difficulties in the region, the storm shouldn’t be anywhere near as severe as Sandy.

We wanted to remind you to restock your disaster kits, review your emergency plan with your family members and prepare for the possibility that there will be more power outages and service delays. Below is a list of the supplies you should have prepared in a backpack or waterproof container in case you need to evacuate quickly: Kits should include

  • Water (one gallon, per person, per day)
  • Non-perishable Food
  • 7-day Supply of Medications
  • List of Food and Drug Allergies (especially antibiotics)
  • Sturdy Shoes
  • Changes of Clothes
  • Sanitation and Personal Hygiene Items
  • Flashlight
  • Battery Powered or Hand Crank Radio
  • Extra Batteries
  • First Aid Kit
  • Multipurpose Tool
  • Copies of Important Personal Documents
  • Emergency Contact Card (be sure to include an out-of-town contact)
  • Local Map
  • Emergency Cash
  • Photos of Family Members and Pets for Re-identification Purposes
  • Extra Keys to Your House and Vehicle
  • Plus Any Special Needs Items for Children, Seniors or People with Disabilities.
  • Don’t Forget to Make a Kit for Your Pets.

With temperatures dropping in our region over the next few days you should take precautions to prevent pipes from freezing.  Also, for those using generators and extension cords to supply power during this time you should take steps to protect your power sources during the impending rain storm to reduce the chance of electrocution and damage.

Although we’re undergoing rough times, don’t forget to vote today. It’s every registered voters obligation to participate in our country’s electoral process. Normal polling places are closed due to power outage but there is a phone number you can call to find out where you can go.