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Sunday, October 28, 2012

BREAKING NEWS! The Perfect Storm is about to Administer a Smackdown to the Northeast! Are you prepared for an evacuation? Lanai Jarrico Reporting...


 A Superstorm named Sandy is being tracked as it makes landfall in Virginia, bringing heavy rain and wind. it is expected to turn back inland overnight towards regions of New York, New jersey, New England and well into Northeastern Pennsylvania; directly in my path!  Ahhhhhhh!
 The perfect storm as it is being called by weather watchers has already prompted New York City to shut down subway and transit systems ahead of the storm. Schools within it’s path have made their cancellations, low level land and coastal regions are also being evacuated at this time.  Electricity outages are estimated to be in the millions during this historical storm! 

Expert Senior Meteorologist Alex Sosnowski, reported, “An extremely rare and dangerous storm will turn in from the Atlantic, affecting 60 million people in its path and could lead to billions of dollars in damage”.“ Hurricane Sandy remains on track to become a historical storm for the mid-Atlantic and southern New England with New Jersey and New York City bracing for very dangerous conditions and catastrophic damage.The impact from Sandy will reach hundreds of miles from the center of landfall, including areas well inland and well ahead of the storm's landfall Monday night”.

If you live in these regions, please be safe and prepared!

Would you know what to do in the event of an emergency evacuation? Here are some important things you should round up in such a situation.

Create an evacuation plan and be sure everyone in the household knows about it.
  • Be sure to have an emergency backpack ready for each person. It should contain a change of clothes, toiletries,(ladies don’t forget those feminine products), bottled water and energy snacks like granola bars, dry cereal and trail mix and other small personal effects that can easily be grabbed.
  • If you have babies or small children, remember to prepare a diaper bag with extra supplies of diapers, wipes, baby formula,wash clothes and clothes.
  • Have batteries for an emergency radio and charge all cellphones, ipads and laptops. A car phone charger will be very important to have as well.
  • Have a supply of flashights, candles, matches, wind up powered lantern.
  • At least a half tank of gas in your vehicle.
  • 2 coolers- stocked with sandwiches , water and other readily available food such as fruits.
  • First aid kit and medication in a ziplock bag so it can be packed easily.
  • Emergency cash,Important documents including proof of ownership and identification documents should be included in your evacuation kit.
  • Safeguard your precious memories like photo albums, CDs and external high drives.
  • If you have a basement and a sub-pump system, make sure it is turned on!
  • Once you have these things organized and ready to go. Remain calm and listen to the radio for the latest updates on the storm.

Be safe.


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