First, An Earthquake; Now, a Hurricane!
My motto is “Always Be Prepared For An Emergency!” One never knows what can happen to derail our happy little lives. I learned some important stuff from Tuesday’s earthquake. Do not try to leave your building while the tremor is happening. Take cover under a table or desk. When the shaking stops, you may go outside but stay away from buildings and trees because you do not want stone, bricks or trees coming down on your head. Now we need to be prepared for the possibility of a hurricane this coming weekend. I am already making ice! I am filling plastic bags with the ice to keep my freezer full–if the power goes out, everything will stay frozen for quite a while. I also fill the bathtub with water. Since I’m not on city water, this will allow me to use the water to “flush” while the power is out. I also fill a number of pots with water for cooking and dishwashing purposes (paper plates will be handy if you are without power for a while). Don’t forget to make sure you have batteries for your battery-powered radio, candles (be careful with them), bottled water, and canned and packaged food so you won’t starve if the power is out. Don’t forget to charge your cell phones, fill your car with gas, and make the best of any situation that may come your way. Here are some websites you might want to check out:
- Weather.com: Hurricane Irene-Current Status
- Wilton Bulletin: CLP Warning
- National Weather Service National Hurricane Center
- Connecticut Guide To Emergency Preparedness
- Connecticut Hurricane Preparedness Tips