Now is the Time to Prepare for Hurricane Irene

The hurricane forecast models point to a rough weekend for the Granite State. Now is the time to make all your preparations for Hurricane Irene which is expected to hit New England over the weekend. In preparing for the hurricane, make sure to have plenty of bottled water, flashlights, batteries, and non-perishable food items in case electricity is unavailable for any extended period of time. It’s also a good idea to have cash available in case ATM machines aren’t working. Today is also an appropriate time to fill your vehicle’s gas tank.
Make sure to check around the outside of your home and secure patio furniture and other items that can become projectiles in a bad windstorm. If you’re in an evacuation zone, make plans for your pets as well.
Finally, follow all instructions from law enforcement authorities, fire, and safety officials. Let’s make sure we’re all careful this weekend!