The east coast is preparing for the arrival of Hurricane Irene (expected to hit North Carolina sometime late Friday night). If you live along the Eastern Seaboard, please take these storm warnings seriously (especially evacuation requests) prepare yourself and your family for an emergency.
Below are links to resources for preparedness--general information on hurricanes/tropical storms, who to call for help, suggestions on foods and other items to stockpile, care of property, family, pets, etc.
General Hurricane Info (FEMA)
Emergency Management Agencies (listed by state)
American Red Cross
Quake Kare Inc.
Best Foods to Stockpile for an Emergency
Also, please be mindful of others in your community who may be vulnerable (elderly, sick and handicapped individuals, single moms etc.) and try to lend a hand if you can. Please take care and STAY SAFE!