Over 50 million people are in the path of this big Nor’easter heading this direction in the next few days.
We’re all being reminded to make the run to the grocery store, get gas in our cars, have enough fuel for generators and check to see that you have the batteries you need for flash lights and that one transistor radio you keep in the drawer for that ‘once in a blue moon’ occasion. I know it’s supposed to be a full moon, which could lead to big tidal surges, so if you’re in the path of this storm and happen to be live near water, take precautions for that too.
For those of you who need medical aid, plan ahead. Don’t assume the storm will come and go with no fallout. There could be power outages. If that will impact a loved one’s condition, take steps now to avoid an emergency. If the roads are a mess, that means they are a mess for fire trucks and ambulances too.
Do you take medicine that can’t be missed? Get to the pharmacy if you’re low on your prescription.
There are some things we can’t avoid, when these big storms disrupt our lives, but by thinking ahead BEFORE the flakes start to fly, we can protect ourselves.
I know, you’re probably thinking, “they always predict another storm of the century and it never happens.”
So you have a couple extra cans of tuna, and enough meds to last an extra week, it can’t hurt to be prepared.
Be safe and stay warm.