A rare mix of three large merging weather systems is expected to bring high wind, heavy rain, extreme tides and possibly snow. This large storm is expected make landfall on the east coast of the U.S. this weekend with the most severe weather conditions occurring Sunday through Wednesday.
Residents from New England to New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and the outer banks of North Carolina should remain vigilant and prepare a crisis management plan.
Officials in states that are expected to be impacted by the storm are mobilizing out-of-state utility work crews and canceling employees’ days off to deal with expected power outages. The public is being urged to make preparations to minimize the potential damage from this storm. Recommendations include:
- Prepare a Family Disaster Kit in the event that you lose power or are isolated for a number of days. Include: batteries, flashlights, battery operated radio, first aid kit, emergency food and water, non-electric can opener, essential medicines, cash and credit cards, sturdy shoes, and extra blankets.
- Plan an evacuation route; include alternate routes and nearby shelters.
- Make arrangements for pets. Pets are often not allowed in emergency shelters.
- Trim back trees and shrubbery. Remove diseased or damaged tree limbs that could be blown down, causing damage, during the storm.
- Secure outdoor items such as lawn furniture, trash barrels, hanging plants, toys and awnings.
- Please take a moment to visit our website for helpful advice to mitigate your risk.
Source: Tribulus Global Crisis Mitigation Division