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Hurricane Safety Tips

Here's what you need to know when preparing for Hurricane Irene

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    Tips from Tracy Davidson and the NBC10 ConsumerWatch team. (Published Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011)

    Here's what you need to know when preparing for Hurricane Irene:

    PENNSYLVANIA EMERGENCY NUMBERS

    (Philadelphia, South Jersey region. Other than 311)

    • Disaster Services: (215) 299-4000
    • PECO/Exelon Gas/Electric Emergency: 1-(800)-841-4141
    • Philadelphia Water Emergency: (215) 685-6300

     

    DELAWARE EMERGENCY NUMBERS

    • Emergency Preparedness Hotline: (877) 729-3362
    • Emergency Gas Leak: (302) 734-6730
    • Electric Emergency: 1-(800)-282-8595

     

    NEW JERSEY EMERGENCY NUMBERS

    (South Jersey region)

    • Guide to Emergency Preparedness: (609) 882-2000
    • Toll Free 24-hr Gas Leak Hotline: 1-(800)-427-5325
    • Red Cross 24-hr Emergency: (855) 607-0488

     

    CRUCIAL SUPPLIES

    • 3-day supply of water
    • Flash flights
    • Battery-powered radio
    • Extra Batteries 
    • First Aid Kit
    • Non electric can opener
    • Toiletries/Hygiene Items
    • Blankets, Pillows
    • Full tank of gas in your car
    • Telephones; fully charged, with extra battery
    • Cash (with some small bills and credit cards)
    • Basic Tools (screw driver, wrench, hammer)
    • Important Documents; insurance, medical records, social security cards, passports (in waterproof container)
    • For a full list of other supplies, and before and after actions, visit the American Red Cross website here

     

    WHAT TO DO DURING THE HURRICANE

    • Secure all windows in home
    • Stay inside, and away from windows
    • Unplug unnecessary appliances
    • Remain inside until an “all clear” is given

     

    WHAT NOT TO DO DURING THE HURRICANE

    • Do not call 911 unless it is an emergency
    • In case of lightning, avoid showering, or being in contact with water
    • After the storm, avoid contact with trees near power lines, or fallen power line wires

     

    Also check out the latest list of evacuations and cancellations as well as the latest on Irene.


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