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What To Do After Hurricane Sandy

What To Do After Hurricane SandyWhat To Do After Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy has come and gone. However, Hurricane Sandy did not leave New York untouched. This Hurricane shook and rattled the North East for days, leaving residents confined in their unlit homes without any available resources. Hurricane Sandy was unforgiving and left many individuals grieving & emotionally stirred. From the fires igniting in Queens to the explosions in Manhattan, the cost of damages are not quantifiable at the moment. Fortunately, the President has approved a disaster declaration for New York and New Jersey, providing them federal assistance to rebuild. Below we have some tips on what to do after Hurricane Sandy.

Hurricane Sandy has left the community in anomie and all that have been affected are slowly recovering. Here a few tips on what to do after Hurricane Sandy.

  • Although the storm has passed, be sure to listen to NOAA Weather Radio and your local news for any updates.
  • If you have been evacuated, remain in your current location until officials state that it’s safe to return home.
  • If you are unable to return home, contact FEMA or The Red Cross for immediate assistance. The government is here to help, so please utilize all their resources.
  • Whether you are driving or walking, keep your eyes open for any downed electrical wires, loose power lines, falling objects, debris, and sinkholes. Contact the power company if you noticed any loose power lines, and only drive if absolutely necessary.
  • Once at home or any building, immediately evacuate if you smell gas or feel your home shifting. If you are unsure have a structural engineer or building inspector examine the property.
  • Refrain from turning on the lights and using candles or lanterns; instead use a battery operated flashlight.
  • Discard any food that is spoiled or has come in contact with flood water.
  • Drink bottled water and do not use tap water for drinking or cooking.
  • Never use a generator inside your home and never connect it to your home’s wiring.
  • Be cautious!

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