Find out what you and your family need to know about prepping for a storm or hurricane in Brooklyn, NY. Learn about important precautions, where Brooklyn evacuation centers are located, what to do if you're driving through a flood, and what to do after a storm if you've sustained water or property damage. Anything can happen.
Power outages can knock out your best planning for getting through a storm or natural disaster. Find out how long food will last in your fridge or freezer.
If you take care of all 21 things on this list, and don't venture outdoors during the hurricane, then you'll increase your chances of emerging safe and sound.
Here's the question: When should the City close the public schools when a big snow storm is predicted to hit New York?
So your power's out! Yikes! Now what? Get nine tips on what to do in a power outage, beyond just finding a few old candles or flashlight.
If you happen to be in a flood zone in Brooklyn during a weather emergency, chances are you'll have some advance warning. Find out the five steps you should take in a flood zone.
Your instincts might not be the best guide to handling driving through a flooded area. You go for it, right? Wrong! Get tips on how to avoid having a car accident when the roads are flooding.
In the day or two before a hurricane seems likely to strike, as Hurricane Irene does, there's suddenly so much to think about! Find out:
- if you're in an evacuation zone
- what to pack in your "go" bag
- what to do if you are in a flood zone
- how to handle high winds.
Just in case your apartment does sustain wind or water damage, it's important to know what to do now to file an effective insurance claim later.
Brooklyn has nearly 20 evacuation centers. Find out what and where they are.
Fun but serious: Take this hurricane preparedness quiz, and rate yourself on whether you are ready for Hurricane Irene.