Get ready for Joaquin!

By now you have gotten wind of Joaquin (no pun intended).  Now it is time to get ready for Joaquin to arrive.  It is reported that he has the potential to be one of the biggest storms we’ve seen in years. The good news is that you have time before the storm hits.  You can’t avoid losing power, but you can prepare. So here is a list of what we are doing to get ready

My basement shelf for emergency supplies

My basement shelf for emergency supplies

  • Stock up on bottled water, enough for at least 3 days
  • Stock up on non-perishable foods
  • Be sure to have your manual can opener on hand
  • Check your flashlights and have candles handy
  • Have a battery operated radio on hand
  • Be sure you have batteries for flashlights and radio
  • Have emergency numbers on hand, such as BGE
  • Make sure all your devices are charged (especially the ones that entertain the kids)
  • Make sure your battery back up is charged, if you don’t have one now is a good time to purchase one. We just saw them in a 2 pack at Sam’s club this morning.
  • Make sure the gas tank in your car is full
  • Have cash available
  • Make sure all you have enough of your prescriptions to last at least 3 days
  • Do your laundry now! Don’t get stuck with no clean clothes
  • Break out the board games. Have some fun with the family.
  • Most importantly make sure you stock up on wine!

Don’t wait till the last minute to purchase your supplies because they will be in high demand and will go fast.  We hope that you and you home are unaffected by the storm and if not be sure to keep the number for our friends at Flood Department on hand 301-829-2600, in case your basement needs some help after the large amounts of rain.

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