As Hurricane Sandy, Frankenstorm, and/or the Perfect Storm heads our way we have opted to just hunker down and stay put. School has been canceled for today for the kids and trick or treat has been postponed until Sunday. Power outages are being reported across the county and my hands are getting sweaty.
The normal busy street out front is eerily quiet.
As I’m sitting here writing this the wind is beginning to howl outside and I hear debris hitting the siding and windows. I have my battery powered light sitting right at arm’s length just in case, and my cell phone is fully charged.
I’ve made my list and checked it twice of any supplies that we may need.
Water, food, batteries, generator, first aid kits and a full tank of gas in case we need to high tail it out of here for some reason or another.
We secured the backyard as much as we could, making it safe for the dogs to go out, with supervision of course.
Plenty of towels and buckets to wipe those paws who seek out the mud puddles.
They say the worst is yet to come and since we are on the tail end of this storm I can only imagine what our friends on the East Coast have gone through.
We are keeping all of you and your pets that are affected by this storm in our thoughts and prayers.
Here is a list of resources that may be helpful for you or someone you know:
#sandypets on Twitter will keep you up to date about pet friendly shelters
FEMA: Safety reminders during Sandy: stay off the roads, avoid flood waters, continue to listen to local officials & follow the forecast,
Search for open shelters by texting: SHELTER and a Zip Code to 43362(4FEMA)
American Red Cross shelter finder:
National Hurricane Center:
Food and Water safety during hurricanes (FDA.gov):
Ready.gov Evacuation guidelines:
Governor of the State of New York: What to do in a hurricane or marine storm:
Flood Zones at National Weather Service:
New York/New Jersey Evacuation zones (WNYC):
That’s all I have right now, feel free to share any other important links or numbers you might have in the comments section below.
Be safe out there my friends!