Last updated on July 30, 2019 at 10:31 am
Congratulations to John Robert Bendixsen, who will receive a state-of-the-art emergency preparedness kit for using the #DontForgetDontRegret hashtag to share his Superstorm Sandy experience on Facebook. John has lots of tips that might help others handle future storms.
Here are some of his helpful tips for preparing for a hurricane:
- “If the power goes out and there isn’t any heat, close the doors to any room you are not using, especially if these are on an upper level and you are living on the lower level.”
- “Make sure all cars are totally filled with gasoline before the storm comes.”
- “If you’re going to get a home generator, select the fuel source that is normally plentiful during a power outage.”
While the Atlantic hurricane season has been quiet this year, that doesn’t mean preparing for a hurricane should be an afterthought. Weather forecasters and hurricane experts frequently remind people that it only takes one landfall to be an active hurricane season.
In June, Plymouth Rock Assurance released a study that found many people in New Jersey are not prepared to handle a hurricane. If you’re not sure where to begin, check out Plymouth Rock’s hurricane preparedness center and start by assembling a basic emergency kit.