As Hurricane Irene approaches land, please prepare carefully. Even if you’re not in the affected area, this week’s events are a good reminder to brush up on disaster preparedness.
Here are some links to help you out.
Preparing Ready.gov: this is the best place for most people to start. Especially check out their hurricane page (not a bad idea to review their earthquake page, too).
Remember that generator exhaust is TOXIC. Always put generators outside well away from doors, windows, and vents. Never use a generator inside homes, garages, crawlspaces, sheds, or similar areas. Carbon monoxide (CO) is deadly, can build up quickly, and can linger for hours. Read more.