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Storm preparation tips from NEWS10 viewers


We asked your fellow NEWS10 viewers on Facebook what storm preparation tips they have before Hurricane Sandy hits! Here is the compiled list of tips and recommendations to prepare for the storm and power outages:

-Have flashlights with fresh batteries
-Charge your cell phone, text to conserve battery life
-Set refrigerator/freezer to coldest setting
-Take out some cash
-Fill your gas tank

Trish says: "Stock up on baby/childrens breastmilk/formula/dry milk etc"

Lynn says: "Make sure clutter is off the floor"

Elizabeth says: "Have your emergency numbers handy, as well as enough of your medications on hand in case you must go a few days without being able to re-fill."

Natasha says: "Fill up the bath tub wih very hot water"

Angelika says: "invest in corded phone, will work in power outage, your cell phone charge doesn't last forever and some people don't have a car to charge their phone."

Chris says: "Fill your propane tanks to cook on the grill after the storm if there's no power"

Frances says: "Please remember to bring all pets inside"

Cynthia says: "Buy or prepare Bags of ice for coolers and/or fir keeping temps consistent in the fridge."

Marie says: "fill bathtubs with water for flushing"

Dales says: "Move your cars and trucks away from trees even if you have to go park in mall parking lot not underground parking as that can flood."


Kimberly says: "Have already prepared foods"

Tracy says: "Water and food for pets."

Jennifer says: "Fill 5 gal. buckets with water if you are on a well, so you can use it to flush your toilets."

Lisa says: "Fill baggies with water and stick them in all of the interstices in your freezer."

Shante says: "Lots of water and nonperishables for a week.... just in case."

Gloria says: "Have a plan for your pets..."

Nicole says: "Charge old working cellphones, as long as you have a charged battery you can still make an emergency call!"

Sam says: "Conserve water"

Ross says: "How about NOT parking your car under a tree."

Stephanie says: "Charge your kid's electronics so they don't drive you crazy."

Jamie says: "Fill Tupperware containers with water and freeze them."

Amanda says: "We moved tables chairs and important objects at my friends house to higher ground"

Sandra says: "I also make sure I have my phone charger in the car....full tank of gas, I'm able to charge my phone if needed."

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