East Coast Residents Prepare for the Worst, While Cities and States Enact Emergency Procedures
Hurricane Sandy, the storm of storms is bearing down on the East Coast, bringing with it fierce weather conditions, evacuations and emergency preparations. Expected to make landfall somewhere between New Jersey and Delaware, Hurricane Sandy will unleash a full force of torrential rain and wind, destruction and chaos against the East Coast. With the strong possibility that millions of residents may soon find themselves without power for extend periods of time; it is important to prepare for any and all possibilities that may arise in the face of an emergency.
The following list contains necessary supplies and helpful pointers to consider when planning for an emergency and/or disaster scenario such as the impending storm…
- Have a First Aid Kit
- Store Bottled Water
- Stock Non-perishable Food
- Keep Flashlights and extra Batteries
- Have a Radio
- Warm Clothing and Blankets
- Matches, Lighter and/or fire starter
- Personal Hygiene Items
- Household Bleach
- Spare Cash
- Important Documents
- Cover All Windows and Doors
- Tie-Down or Remove Any Outdoor Items
- Know Community Evacuation Routes
With the full force of the storm expected to hit later tonight, residents are being urged to remain indoors for the next 24-36 hours. Public transportation, flights and even presidential campaigns have been cancelled in the face of this severe weather anomaly. Everyone on the East Coast is urged to be safe, prepare and follow official recommendations and advisories from state and local officials.
Angel MedFlight Worldwide Air Ambulance Services has medically configured and technologically advanced Learjets standing by to provide critical care patient transports to the East Coast region. Among the local residents and businesses affected, will be hospitals, critical care facilities and rehabilitation clinics. For some of these patients, air medical and medical flight transportation may be the only safe means of evacuation.
Do you live on the East Coast? What are you doing to prepare?