What To Do Now to Prepare for Sandy

What Should You Be Doing this Weekend to Prepare for Sandy?

Time for Sandy Preparations

Things to do now in Preparation for Hurricane Sandy (with thanks and credits to Mike Cullen’s excellent blog post on KnowingNewport@yahoogroups.com):

            -- Download and read the Portsmouth  Hurricane Brochure

            -- Read the federal hurricane checklist at http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

            -- Keep these Portsmouth phone #s handy: Fire 683-1200 and Police
683-0300 . Yes, 911 service can be get disrupted.

            -- If you have a neighbor or friend with special needs, help them
signed up through the state system at https://health.ri.gov/emregistry.
This info gets shared with the Portsmouth FD.

            -- Register your cellphone # with CodeRed so you get city CodeRed
messages should your cable/phone service die.

            -- Find a way to recharge your cell phone ... perhaps it's through a
neighbor with a generator ... or a 12 volt recharge cable that you can
get at any cellphone store.

            -- Gas up the car(s) and get the obligatory milk and bread (and drinking water).

            -- Make sure that you have new batteries for your battery powered radios and flashlights

            -- Think through what you will do if power is out for more than a few hours.

            -- "Like" the portsmouthemergency Facebook page and check their website at www.portsmouthemergency.com for blog updates. Monitor Twitter@portsmouthemerg using hashtag #Sandy02871 for this event.

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