Intelligent Traveler: Tip of the Week

Due to Hurricane Irene affecting much of the Eastern United States this week, we thought a few hurricane safety tips would be appropriate:

– Follow weather forecasts and advice from local authorities.

– Stock up on supplies like water, non-perishable foods, batteries and a first aid kit.

– Don’t leave your secure area too soon.  The storm may have calmed down but you may be in the eye.  Wait for local authorities to give the all-clear signal.

There are quite a few websites with other helpful tips and information:

Top Ten Hurricane Tips, including tips on how to get important documents in order, and items to include in your hurricane kit:

http://www.chiff.com/a/hurricane-tips.htm

The National Hurricane Center posts regular updates and advisories, along with a storm-tracking map:

http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/

Ready America has tips on how to prepare your family, your business, and your property for a hurricane:

http://www.ready.gov/america/beinformed/hurricanes.html

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