How to prepare for Hurricane Sandy

October 26, 2012
It's a bit contradictory that I'm writing this, since I'm on my way to San Diego for 10 days, leaving my family behind to prepare and deal with Hurricane Sandy. While I was at Target today, I purchased some food for Brady and 4 gallons of water. I probably should've bought candles because our house is full of Scentsy warmers that you have to plug in. 

We aren't prepared for the Hurricane, we've never been here for one and we don't know where to start to prepare. One thought that crossed my mind is that I don't want to go out and buy a bunch of stuff we might not ever use, then again, we should probably have it around  just in case. 

As I write this, WAVY 10 news just said If it's not safe for you, it's not safe for your pet. Take your pet with you. 


I told Travis if he has to evacuate and does not take Goose and Maverick with him, I will divorce him. 

Now, let's get to the part where I tell you how to prepare for the hurricane, and pretend I already have. Instead of thinking of all of these things on my own, I copy & pasted from WAVY News 10: 

If you decide to stay home:
  • Go to an interior room away from windows. This area should be determined and prepped beforehand.
  • Fill sinks, bathtubs, buckets, and even pitchers full of water for sanitary use. If power goes out for a long period of time, you may lose your water supply.
  • Be mindful of the eye of the hurricane passing overhead. The weather may clear up briefly as it passes.
  • However, do not venture outside as the winds may pick up again.
If you decide to evacuate:
  • Make sure you have plenty of gas in your vehicle ahead of time.
  • You will need cash. Many ATMs may be out of service.
  • Take disaster supplies with you. Remember, you may be stuck in traffic for a long time.
  • Make sure you bring a cell phone and charger/car adapter.
  • Carry all valuables and important documents in a waterproof container.
  • If you are traveling with pets, be sure they have necessary supplies/
  • accommodations.
  • If you are outside the WAVY-TV 10 viewing area, log on to WAVY.com for complete coverage and status reports.

I have no wisdom for you. I have no suggestions. I have no idea what to expect. I have nothing. . . I hate uncertainty. 

Have you been in a hurricane? Do you have any words of wisdom?


  1. Take a look at flood zones. Have extra ice in freezer & canned goods/quick food for Travis. Bring in anything the wind might pick up. Oh. And alcohol. Lots of alcohol.

  2. Be prepared for the power to be out. Flash lights instead of candles. And yes - like Meg said - pick up anything that can blow away. Remember that if the power goes out that will remove alot of refrigerated or heated options. Can good are the way to go - just in case. Cooler with dry ice or ice - just in case... (to keep the milk cold).. Pick up any rugs (in case of flooding) & unless you are boarding windows.. that's it. I hope it's nothing. Being prepared is better then being sorry. <3, Amy (Trials & Triumphs)