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Be Prepared for Hurricane Sandy


Bayhealth would like to remind the community to take these precautions before Hurricane Sandy hits our area:

  • Move all patio furniture, grills inside - including flower pots as they can become airborne missiles in the wind - help your neighbors if they are aware so their furniture does not go through your windows
  • Fill your tub/tubs with water - not for drinking but for washing hands, flushing toilets, etc.
  • Raise surge protectors off the ground in basements or areas that may flood
  • Fill your tanks with gas; if you are leaving the area it is a good idea to fill up when you get to your destination too
  • Have a cooler with ice for perishables if you lose power (for an extended period of time)
  • Fill up your propane tank or buy charcoal so you can cook your non-perishable food after the storm if you lose power - and if you have to leave your grill outside remove the cover so it does not turn in to a sail
  • Do laundry and other things that require clean water prior to the storm hitting
  • Batteries for flashlights and radios
  • Have drinking water & non-perishable foods

For more information visit www.prepareDE.org or www.ready.gov.

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