Freaked about doomsday? Worry not

So according to legend, the world may or may not end tomorrow. Who knows. But our friends in the Eastern North Carolina region have some tips for you to prepare for anything. As they say, better safe than sorry.

Get a kit:

  • Have at least a 3 day supply of water and nonperishable food (for each family member) in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you if you have to evacuate.
  • Also include in your preparedness kit:  flashlights, extra batteries, a first aid kit, medicines, sanitary supplies, cell phone and charger, extra cash, blankets, multipurpose tool, hand crank radio, a map and personal documents
  • Keep a 2-week supply at home in case stores are closed or you cannot leave affected areas.

Make a plan:

  • Meet with your family or household members to discuss how to prepare and respond to emergencies most likely to happen where you live.
  • Learn how to turn off utilities like natural gas, water and electricity.
  • Identify responsibilities for each member of your household and plan to work together as a team

Be informed:

  • Monitor the local news for disaster information and in the event of inclement weather listen to a NOAA Weather Radio for critical information
  • Learn about the types of disasters that can occur in your area and how you can get information during emergencies.

To learn more about how you can prepare for disasters, visit redcross.org or download one of the many mobile Red Cross apps for iPhone and Android.

And if all else fails, just follow us at @RedCrossEastMA. We’ll tell ya what to do.

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