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October 28, 2012

Emergency Alerts and Info

by at 1:52 pm.

Lots of stuff going around with tips on what to do ahead of the storm. The ones I had never heard before was, put large containers of water in your freezer NOW, and then if the power goes out, you can take the big frozen containers and put them in your fridge to keep things from spoiling for a little longer. Sort of like turning your fridge into a giant picnic cooler. You’d have to start now, though! It’d take a while to freeze a lot of water.

Also, you can get alerts from MEMA with a phone app:

Ping4alerts! is a new mobile communications app for alerting the public in emergencies and disasters. Through geofencing technology, ping4alerts! enables the Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) to send highly targeted, instant multimedia alerts to iPhone and Android devices to notify citizens about situations and events happening near them. The ping4alerts! FREE mobile app is one way that MEMA sends emergency information and messages.

You can also sign up for major storm alerts from National Grid by texting STORM to NGRID (64743). They also have a mobile website at www.nationalgrid.com, as well as a Facebook page and Twitter account.

Other tips? What are you doing to weather the oncoming storm?

2 Responses to “Emergency Alerts and Info”

  1. Lynne Says:

    Friend of mine on FB: “Besides getting cash and gas, you may want to do your laundry and run the dishwasher in case we lose power for an extended time.”

  2. Magnolia Says:

    Done my laundry, did the dishwasher, laid in paper plates and plastic utensils, turned my freezer and fridge up to top levels , will fill the tub with water. Have a full propane tank for the barbeque ( not attached) It’s blocked in a corner of the yard between a fence, under a huge lilac, and between several cinder blocks to hold it in place. Made sure the pump was working, bought duct tape and heavy plastic in case we have to open the window to pump. And if all else fails, the neighbor has a generator and is planning a hurricane party. ( Bring your own food)Have the cat carrier ,his food and a litter box packed, and all of our medicine and important papers are bagged and ready to go. Have 5 flashlights, a battery operated radio and extra batteries.

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