The hurricane season is underway, and forecasters are warning of possible ferocious storms again this year. The Lawrence Cedarhurst Fire Department urges all residents to prepare now, just in case.
The American Red Cross urges you to assemble a Disaster Supplies Kit including the following items:
• First aid kit with essential medications
• Canned food and a manual can opener
• At least 3 gallons of water per household member
• Protective clothing, rainwear and bedding or sleeping bags
• Battery powered radio, flashlight and extra batteries
• Special items for infants, elderly or disabled family members
• Written instructions on how to turn off electricity, gas and water if authorities advise you to do so. (Remember, you will need a professional to turn them back on).
• Prepare a hurricane evacuation route, if authorities order you to evacuate
For more Hurricane Preparation information, please visit the
American Red Cross of Greater New York www.arcgny.org
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration www.noaa.org
Nassau County Office of Emergency Management http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/oem/index.html