(NEW YORK) — With Hurricane Sandy making its way toward the East Coast, now is the time to make preparations to keep yourself and your loved ones safe.
Here are tips and resources from the Federal Emergency Management Agency:
-Be aware of the latest weather forecast.
-Make sure you have plenty of cash on hand in case your area loses power, causing ATM machines and banks to close down as well.
-Make a plan for your family, business and property.
-Assemble a disaster preparedness kit stocked with critical supplies, including important documents and medications. Click HERE to see a list of the items you should put in your kit.
-Purchase flood insurance in advance of the storm.
-Visit www.ready.gov for the latest hurricane news and preparedness tips from FEMA.
The National Weather Service suggests you have a plan for your beloved family pets, and determine safe areas inside your home, as well as escape routes if flooding turns dangerous.
Click HERE to track the current progress of Hurricane Sandy.
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