Northampton County Prepares for Hurricane Irene
What's in your emergency kit?
Northampton County Emergency Management Services has raised its level of preparedness in anticipation of Hurricane Irene.
Emergency Management officials and key response agencies have been placed on standby, Robert Mateff, Director of Northampton
County Emergency Management Services, said in a press release.
Hurricane Irene is expected to bring heavy rain and winds gusting up to 60 mph in Easton Saturday night into Sunday.
The county, Red Cross and utility companies advise residents to have a storm kit handy. Your kit should include:
- Bottled water (one gallon per person per day).
- Non-perishable food and can opener.
- Blankets, bedding and toiletries.
- Baby formula, diapers, bottles and wet wipes, if needed.
- First-aid kit and enough prescription medicines.
- Flashlight with fresh batteries.
- Battery-operated radio.
- Hand sanitizer.
- Paper plates and plastic utensils.
- Extra cash.
- Emergency contact information.
- Manufacturer’s instructions for power-operated garage doors.
You can read Pennsylvania’s Emergency Preparedness Guide (attached).