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hurrican-sandy-keeping-your-family-safeHurricane Sandy is Picking Up Speed. Learn How to Keep Your Family Safe Now and in the Future. 

Hurricane Sandy is accelerating and wind gusts are picking up. With a hurricane like this, it’s important to know how to keep your family safe during a hurricane and after. The East Coast is feeling Hurricane Sandy’s threats and its strength was reported to be even stronger on Monday, October 29, 2012. Learn to keep your family safe during a hurricane

Hurricane Sandy 

The Category 1 Hurricane Sandy is picking up speed and will likely become even stronger as it reaches the East Coast. Hurricane Sandy is expected to hit land on Monday evening, October 29, 2012 and is predicted to affect millions of people throughout numerous states. Thousands have already lost power and flooding is expected. The storm is moving north-northwest at 20 miles per hour, according to the National Hurricane Center. 

Keep Your Family Safe During a Hurricane

Even if Hurricane Sandy doesn’t affect you, having knowledge on keeping your family safe is still important to know. Here are some must-haves if you and your family face a disaster.

Disaster Must-Haves

  • First aid kit 
  • Sleeping bags and blankets 
  • Water 
  • Flashlights 
  • Non-perishable foods 
  • Medications, vitamins 
  • Cellphones and chargers 
  • Battery-Operated Radio 

What To Do

  • Board up windows 
  • Make sure your gas tank of your car is full 
  • Prepare and practice an evacuation plan with your family 
  • In case the power goes out, turn the refrigerator to very cold 
  • Unplug appliances 
  • Evacuate. If you don’t, stay in rooms of your house without windows, close doors, and stay in a small room. 

Natural disasters like Hurricane Sandy can be scary and devastating, but knowing how to keep you and your family safe during a hurricane is the best thing you can do. Remember to always listen to weather radio stations for updates.  

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