Preparing for Hurricane Irene

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.

General info from EPA about reducing risks to health and the environment from a hurricane.

Social media accounts to follow for hurricane information
Facebook

Twitter (hashtag #Irene)