Hurricane Irene is storming up the East Coast this weekend, threatening to be one of the largest hurricanes the region has seen in many years. NFPA has some great materials to check out as you prepare for the storm.
First, in the Emergency Preparedness section of our safety information site, there is a whole webpage dedicated to Hurricanes. Here, you will find important information on what to do before, during and after a hurricane strikes your area.
Additionally, disasters can happen anywhere and at any time. By taking the time to create an emergency supplies kit, your family will be prepared in the event of a disaster, including this weekend's hurricane. The kit also helps children feel more secure knowing it is there in case of an emergency. Find the Emergency Supplies Kit Checklist here.
Finally, it's a good idea to review generator safety tips in case your family has to use one following Hurricane Irene. The most common dangers associated with portable generators are carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning, electrical shock or electrocution, and fire hazards. For more information and all of the safety tips, take a look at the NFPA Generator Safety Tip Sheet now.
For additional hurricane safety and preparedness information, visit FEMA's Ready America site.
What else are you doing to get prepared? Let us know in the comments section below!