Gallery: How to Prepare for Hurricane Sandy

Unless you've been living under a rock with those Geico guys, we probably don't have to tell you that a big storm's a-brewin'. Hurricane Sandy is charging our way, and experts are predicting that she's going to be a doozy. We still have a few days to either evacuate or prepare for the worst but if you're not sure where to begin, here are six smart tips to keep you safe and dry long enough to see the vendors on Canal Street start selling "I survived Hurricane Sandy" t shirts.


We New Yorkers are known to be brave, but sometimes the smart thing to do is to just abandon ship. As you can see from this evacuation map of the city, many areas (in white) are going to be okay in terms of flooding, but to be on the safe side, carefully examine the entire map here or call 311 to get the scoop on whether it’s safe for you to stay in your home during the storm. If you live above the 10th floor in an apartment building, you should also plan to stay with family or friends.


When inclement weather strikes, keeping on top of the news is of the utmost importance, but storms are also notorious for causing power outages that make it impossible to watch the news – cruel irony! Well guess what? You can beat the game by having a hand crank radio on hand. It doesn’t matter if your electricity is totally out (speaking of which, having a hand crank flashlight around would probably be nice as well), as long as you or a loved one have the strength to muster up a few twists of a handle, you’ll be in the know about evacuations and breaking news. Hopefully, you already own one of these uber-useful radios, but if not check for them at your local Brookstone (here is a list of locations in NYC), or other electronics store.


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1 Comment

  1. flyingfish30 August 27, 2011 at 10:31 pm

    I pray that the people of New York can withstand Hurricane Irene and that no loss of life and less damage to properties. We at are always lending a helping hand if needed.