Tips for those outside of evacuation zone

If you’re not in an evacuation zone, here is a list of precautions tri-state residents should take to prepare themselves and their homes for this weekend’s storm.

Camy Trinidad, Executive Director of the Camden County American Red Cross, says the most important things to take care of are–no surprise–water, food, and safety.

“It is very very important to ensure that you have at least a three day supply of water and generally we gauge that as one gallon per person,” said Trinidad.  “The same with a three day supply of food.  And it should be non-perishable or easy to prepare food that you do not need your appliances.  Because in many situations power will be out and may not be restored for a number of days.”

Trinidad says don’t forget to have medications on hand, as well as a battery-powered radio.  Don’t forget water and food for pets too.

AAA encourages people to bring in outdoor furniture; trim trees and shrubs so wind pulls on them less; close shutters; turn the refrigerator thermostat to its coldest setting and keep the door closed. 

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