Go Away Sandy!

26 Oct

Hello everyone! As hurricane Sandy approaches, I wanted to post some information that is helpful. Everyone please stay safe and prepare. This storm means business!

BE PREPARED-HAVE A DISASTER KIT (PER TWC):

Here is the link to the list of supplies  you need to be prepared:

http://www.weather.com/life/safety/homesafety/article/disaster-supply-kit_2011-10-10

HAVE A PLAN:

Create a written emergency preparedness and action plan for your family and/or business.

  • Decide where to go if you’re at home, school, work, outdoors, or in a car when a hurricane or tropical storm threatens. Update these plans every school year and as places of employment and residence change.
  • Identify two places where you and your family members can meet if you are separated: one outside your home and another outside your neighborhood.
  • Learn how your local government handles emergencies by contacting your local American Red Cross chapter or local Emergency Management Agency (EMA).

Review your insurance coverage for your home and business

  • Speak with your insurance agent or provider to make sure you have the coverage you need.
  • Determine your flood insurance eligibility homeowners insurance typically does not cover flood damage.

Find out if you live in a hurricane evacuation zone by contacting your local emergency management office.

  • Make an evacuation plan if you live in an area vulnerable to storm surge or flooding.
  • Identify the evacuation route you will use if you are told to evacuate.
  • Research alternate routes, if possible.
  • Have current paper (hard-copy) maps on hand. (Don’t rely only on smartphones and mobile devices, as cellular networks may be down in your area during a storm.)
  • Alert friends and family members of your route and destination.
  • Fill your gas tank before the storm. Power outages can shut down gas stations.
  • Determine the nearest low-rise building outside of flood zones where you can evacuate an official public shelter, a hotel, or a friend’s or relative’s home.
  • Find out if where you’re going will accept pets.

HERE ARE SOME IMPORTANT LINKS:
Information about Insurance (including flood insurance)

http://www.iii.org/

http://www.fema.gov/national-flood-insurance-program

POWER COMPANIES

CONNECTICUT

CL & P

http://www.cl-p.com/StormCenter/Storm_Center/

UNITED ILLUMINATING

https://www.uinet.com/wps/portal/uinet/home/!ut/p/c5/04_SB8K8xLLM9MSSzPy8xBz9CP0os3gff093X2dzT0fPsEBTA08TT6NA_yBnQwMDA_1wkA5kFcFmJkAVro7mIZ5-Bu6GRhB5AxzA0UDfzyM_N1W_IDs7zdFRUREAHP4guA!!/dl3/d3/L2dBISEvZ0FBIS9nQSEh/

NEW JERSEY

JCPL

https://www.firstenergycorp.com/content/customer/jersey_central_power_light.html

PSEG

http://pseg.com/

NEW YORK

CON ED

http://www.coned.com/

LIPA

http://www.lipower.org/

NYSEG

http://nyseg.com/

ORANGE/ROCKLAND PIKE COUNTY LIGHT & POWER

http://www.oru.com/index.html

PENNSYLVANIA

PECO

http://www.connectutilities.com/directory/services/PECOEnergy(PECOElectric).html

PENELEC

http://www.connectutilities.com/directory/services/Penelec(PennsylvaniaElectricCompany).html

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