Hurricane Sandy is on it's way and expected to affect over 24-million Americans. Last year at this time in the North East we had a freak snow storm that pulled down power lines and my family and many others didn't have power for many weeks. I am packing a bag to take with me to work on Monday in case I cannot make it home Monday night. And after experiencing the stress of last year's storm I want to be prepared for power loss and possible contaminated water.
Here is a list of a basic emergency supply kit could include the following recommended items from FEMA:
Additional Emergency Supplies
Once you have gathered the supplies for a basic emergency kit, you may want to consider adding the following items:
Remember the unique needs of your family members, including growing children, when making your emergency supply kit and family emergency plan.
For more information about the care and feeding of infants and young children during an emergency, visit the California Dept. of Public Health website.
Ask your doctor about storing prescription medications such as heart and high blood pressure medication, insulin and other prescription drugs.
If you live in a cold climate, you must think about warmth. It is possible that you will not have heat. Think about your clothing and bedding supplies. Be sure to include one complete change of clothing and shoes per person, including: