The Twittersphere can joke around about the storm [like this, this and that].
But, if you are in the path of Hurricane Sandy, you know she is no laughing matter.
The White House has released some Hurricane Sandy storm tips via FEMA. Check them out -- and, for the love of Twitter, stay safe! ...
If you live in a community in the path of Hurricane Sandy, there’s still time to prepare for the storm. FEMA makes these suggestions on its blog:
- Get some extra cash out at the ATM today. If the power goes out, banks/ATMs may be offline for some time.
- Make a plan for how you’ll keep your cell phone charged if you lose power for several days. Picking up a solar or hand-crank charger for your phone is a good idea.
- Take steps to protect your home/business from high winds – cover windows, clean gutters, trim trees.
- Get to the store today for emergency supplies such as water, nonperishable food, batteries, flashlight, etc.
- Make sure you have what you need in case the power goes out and cold weather moves in.
- Double check that you have a safe, warm place you can go, blankets in your home/car, and winter items like snow shovels and rock salt.
The White House also wants employers to make sure that their employees are prepared -- in addition to reviewing continuity and tele-work plans.
- How to prepare for a hurricane [ready.gov]
- Hurricane tips from Katrina survivors [cnn]
- Hurricane Sandy Crisis Map [google]
Photo: President Barack Obama receives an update on the ongoing response to Hurricane Sandy at the National Response Coordination Center at FEMA headquarters in Washington, D.C., Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012. FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate, right, and Richard Serino, FEMA Deputy Administrator, are seated next to the President. October 28, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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