Hurricane Lee is about to kick the shit out of Atlantic Canada this weekend, so it’s time to make sure you are ready. Nova Scotia’s Emergency Management Office suggests being prepared for at least 72 hours without power.
CBC put together this video to give you helpful, essential tips for packing your storm kit.
- Water – fill your tub and jugs to have water for drinking, cooking, bathing or flushing the toilet in the event of a power outage
- Food – have lots of dried food like granola bars on hand, along with canned goods and things that can be cooked on the bbq
- Fuel – make sure you have enough fuel for generators, bbq’s and make sure you vehicles tank is full
- First aid – make sure you have extra prescription medications, OTC meds (Tylenol, Aleve) and a first aid kit in case of injury
- Flashlight – have at LEAST one, ideally several and lots of backup batteries
- Radio – a battery operated radio can help you stay in tune with the forecast if your cell/internet goes down
- Phone – keep your phone and other devices charged and make sure you have a portable power pack ready to go
- Cash – when the power goes down, so do ATM’s – keep cash stored away at home
- Pets – don’t forget your furry companions – make sure you have enough food, water and meds for your pets