The East Coast is expecting a major storm this weekend—the wrath of Hurricane Irene. The National Hurricane Center suggests having enough supplies for anywhere from 3 to 7 days on hand in order to be adequately prepared. Below is a list of what they suggest you gather together before the storm hits.
- Bottled water
- Non-perishable food, including snacks, and paper or plastic plates and utensils
- Flashlights and extra batteries
- First Aid kit including prescriptions or other medicines
- Extra blankets, pillows and appropriate clothing
- Battery-powered radio
- Extra toiletries
Other tips to be prepared include charging your phone, laptop and other electronics ahead of time in the event of a power outage. If you have a car, try to fill up on gas prior to the storm. Finally, remain indoors unless absolutely necessary.
For more information on how to get ready for a hurricane, visit the Hurricane Preparedness page.