We are ready for Sandy.
Since Friday, we’ve stocked up on water, set up the generator, installed a backup sump pump, charged ALL THE THINGS.
A few things I’ve learned along the way, that you might find helpful in your storm preparations:
- If you have a smartphone, download the Red Cross Hurricane and NOAA Free radio apps. They’re both free. The Hurricane app will give you weather alerts, as well as lots of good advice (some of which you’ll find here). The NOAA app gives you wireless access to NOAA broadcasts, which repeat a loop of up-to-the minute weather alerts. You won’t get this on a standard AM/FM radio, because it broadcasts on a VHF frequency.
- If a widespread, long-term power outage occurs, ice is going to be hard to come by. Make your own by filling open space in your freezer with Tupperware containers (the bigger, the better) filled with water. (Don’t forget the water will expand as it freezes, and leave a little room at the top.)
- Turn the temperature in your refrigerator and freezer to their coldest settings. If the power goes out, these few degrees will help your perishable food last a little bit longer.
Read the rest of this post over at Three Little Bears!