How to Prepare for a Hurricane

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  • Have Cash in Hand
  • Charge Your Gadgets
  • Gather Essential Documents
  • Buy Bottled Water
  • Hit the Grocery Store
  • Collect Medical Supplies
  • Be Prepared for Hurricane Sandy
  • Create an evacuation plan
  • Know Where to Seek Help
  • Test disaster supplies.

Gather Essential Documents

Pull together important papers like homeowners or renters insurance policies, your house deed, birth certificates, immigration papers and Social Security cards, along with a list of bank account and credit card account numbers. Include phone numbers for your bank, insurance company and mortgage and car loan lender. You can email some of this information to yourself as a backup, but because cellphone and Internet service could be down for an extended period, have hard copies as well. Seal it all in a plastic bag to keep the packet waterproof.


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