Lots of folks on the East coast are wondering if Sandy will be just another bad storm or a true hurricane, but whatever she is, it makes you stop to really think about what you would take if you had to evacuate.
I’ve done several posts and TV segments for The Hampton Roads Show about emergency preparedness and evacuating and you can find those here, but for this Live Better Friday, I’m giving you 3 basic tips for organizing that will help you in any emergency.
1. Have a fire safe and water proof box with your most important documents in it. Click here to view the post on that topic.
2. Aside from getting some bottled water and batteries, be sure to have things like a manual can opener and a land line phone. If power goes out, you can’t charge your cell phone or use your computer!
3. Have your evacuate bag ready before the storm starts. Chances are you won’t ever need to evacuate, but get prepared. Make sure everyone in your family has their dash-and-go bag ready!
Of these 3 tips, I implore you to get a fire & water proof box! I cannot tell you how many times I have worked with families who can’t even locate their insurance policy, passports, or birth certificates. Don’t let disorganization add stress to an already stressful situation!