7 Things You Should Do as Storm Approaches

Here's what you can do right now to prepare.

We should be feeling the effects of Hurricane Sandy after it reaches the East Coast late Sunday night.

The peak of the storm could hit our area throughout the day Monday and may affect our weather into Wednesday.

As we wait to see what will happen with the storm, here are seven things you can do to prepare:

  • Remove yard items: Take in Halloween decorations, political signs, tables and chairs, barrels, trash cans and anything else that can get swept up by the wind and become dangerous.
  • Power up: Recharge everything, including laptops and cell phones.
  • Have flashlights at the ready: Track down the flashlights throughout your home and make sure you have them in a place that you'll find if you lose power.
  • Check your battery supply: Check to make sure you have enough flashlight batteries to get you through a storm and aftermath. Some officials have warned that we may see power outages that last for days in some areas.
  • Clear out nearby storm drains: We could get more than two inches of rain from the storm, which could cause flooding problems. Clear away any leaves that may be blocking storm drains near your home.
  • Check your sump pump: For homes with basement sump pumps, you should check to make sure they are working properly.
  • Follow Patch: Whether it's our free morning newsletterFacebook, Twitterdownloading our app or returning to our homepage, come back to Patch today and throughout the storm for the latest information and how it's affecting Attleboro and Seekonk. 
G. Dub October 28, 2012 at 10:46 AM
If you can, check on your neighbors and/or the elderly. If you have to give, what they have not, and need, give it. Helping is just as important as being prepared yourself.
Joan Murphy Bowie October 28, 2012 at 12:18 PM
Fantastic reminder!


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