Photo by Les Stone/American Red Cross
 

Photo by Les Stone/American Red Cross

Rose and Kris Drzymala left their home in Seaside Heights, N.J, on Monday as Hurricane Sandy was bearing down on their Jersey barrier island off Toms River. The next day they were able to get back to the two dogs they had to leave behind, but by Wednesday they had packed up clothes and precious possessions and were headed for an evacuation bus to take them to the Red Cross shelter in Pine Belt Arena in Toms River, N.J., which can accommodate pets.
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What Houzz contributors are saying:

1. Preassemble emergency kits for every member of the household, including pets. If you live in a region at risk for hurricanes or flooding, pack these kits now and keep them in an easy-to-grab location should you ever need them. Include: Three days' worth of nonperishable foodsAny required openers, disposable utensils etc.Three days' worth of bottled water (about 3 gallons per person)Battery-powered or hand-crank radioSpare batteriesBasic toiletriesMedicationsFirst aid suppliesSpare eyeglasses or contactsBed linensToilet paperHand sanitizerChange of clothing and shoesCopies of vital documents, especially insurance information, house and car deeds, photocopies of your driver's license and credit/debit cards, medical records and prescriptions. You also can scan these and keep them on a remote data storage site such as Google Docs, but if you don't have power or Internet access, you may not be able to retrieve them right away.Spare keysCash (include smaller bills, as merchants may not be able to make change)Zip-top plastic bags and trash bagsPhone numbers of close relatives or other emergency contacts. Include at least one person who lives out of state or in a location that won't be affected by the storm.

What Houzzers are commenting on:

lindacoons added this to emergency evacuation
May 1, 2013
Emergency evacuation
lindaleber added this to lindaleber's Ideas
January 9, 2013
Nice to keep on hand
tcsunshine10 added this to tcsunshine10's ideas
November 16, 2012
•Three days' worth of nonperishable foods •Any required openers, disposable utensils etc. •Three days' worth of bottled water (about 3 gallons per person) •Battery-powered or hand-crank radio •Spare batteries •Basic toiletries •Medications •First aid supplies •Spare eyeglasses or contacts •Bed linens •Toilet paper •Hand sanitizer •Change of clothing and shoes •Copies of vital documents, especially insurance information, house and car deeds, photocopies of your driver's license and credit/debit cards, medical records and prescriptions. You also can scan these and keep them on a remote data storage site such as Google Docs, but if you don't have power or Internet access, you may not be able to retrieve them right away. •Spare keys •Cash (include smaller bills, as merchants may not be able to make change) •Zip-top plastic bags and trash bags •Phone numbers of close relatives or other emergency contacts. Include at least one person who lives out of state or in a location that won't be affected by the storm.
Kathy Brown added this to Emergency Prep
November 14, 2012
Preassemble emergency kits for every member of the household, including pets. If you live in a region at risk for hurricanes or flooding, pack these kits now and keep them in an easy-to-grab location should you ever need them. Include: •Three days' worth of nonperishable foods •Any required openers, disposable utensils etc. •Three days' worth of bottled water (about 3 gallons per person) •Battery-powered or hand-crank radio •Spare batteries •Basic toiletries •Medications •First aid supplies •Spare eyeglasses or contacts •Bed linens •Toilet paper •Hand sanitizer •Change of clothing and shoes •Copies of vital documents, especially insurance information, house and car deeds, photocopies of your driver's license and credit/debit cards, medical records and prescriptions. You also can scan these and keep them on a remote data storage site such as Google Docs, but if you don't have power or Internet access, you may not be able to retrieve them right away. •Spare keys •Cash (include smaller bills, as merchants may not be able to make change) •Zip-top plastic bags and trash bags •Phone numbers of close relatives or other emergency contacts. Include at least one person who lives out of state or in a location that won't be affected by the storm.
gearhart added this to gearhart's ideas
November 14, 2012
good list
Things to; know.
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