A Devastating Storm!
To this day, the people of the east coast, have a hard time doing anything, because of Hurricane Sandy. It hit all thirteen U.S states, and six elsewhere. People are homeless. People had to repair and rebuild houses. People had to give up what they wanted to do in the future because of Hurricane Sandy. In this article you will find different things, like how people stayed safe and more!
Hurricane Sandy Facts!
Where did Hurricane Sandy hit and facts on the parts the storm hit
How did people stay safe.
People recommend safety precaution to be safe during this strong storm. And also after the storm! Deborah Kotz, Globe recommended!
1. safety tips, before and after the storm:Water, one gallon per person for three days,
food, 3 days supply of non-perishable food, two week supply for pets, battery-powered radio and extra batteries, flashlight and extra batteries,
First aid kit, whistle for signaling help,
Dusk mask, manual can opener for food,
Local maps, cell phone with charger, inverter or solar charger, somewhere safe,
Those 12 things are how people stayed safe! Here is more. Those 12 things are how people stayed safe! Here is more
2. Before the storm gets underway, secure your home:
Close storm shutters and tie down outdoor objects or bringing them indoors. Turn off utilities if you’re instructed to do so because of a flooding threat. Otherwise, turn the refrigerator and freezer to its coldest setting and keep doors closed if you lose power. Head to your wind-safe shelter if you’re ordered to evacuate.
3. When the storm hits, seek the safest place in your house:
If you live in a high-rise building, hurricane winds are stronger at higher elevations, so you should head to a lower floor. Stay indoors during the hurricane and away from windows and glass doors. Close all interior doors, and secure and brace external doors. Keep your curtains and blinds closed to shield against breaking glass. Take refuge in a small interior room, closet, or hallway on the lowest level. Lie on the floor under a table or another sturdy object. Avoid elevators.
Keep an eye on your pets since they can become anxious or more aggressive during times of very low pressure due to storms.
4. After the storm, avoid risky after-effects:
people followed food tips only if you lost power during the storm to avoid getting food poisoning from spoiled food. They also steer clear of downed power lines. They made sure pets don’t wander outside if there are downed power lines. Also, familiar scents andlandmarks may be altered by fallen trees and branches, which can be confusing to your pet. Snakes, insects or animals driven to higher ground by floods can also be dangerous to your pets. They also recommended turning off the electrical power to each appliance and leaving it off. If you notice a strong gas odor, or if there is other evidence of a natural gas leak, do not enter your house. Any wet electrical wiring is extremely hazardous, and the main electrical supply should remain shut off until a municipal inspector conducts an inspection of the wiring. Any loose wires should be considered “live” and a hazard. Do not attempt to place natural gas appliances back in service yourself, recommended Columbia Gas. A licensed plumber or contractor needs to check, clean, repair and pressure test all gas pipes, which may have been clogged with mud or debris.