CHECKLIST: As the storm approaches

August 25, 2011 11:00:52 AM PDT
When a tropical storm or hurricane threatens, use this checklist to prepare your home before the storm arrives.
  • Purchase the recommended emergency supplies
  • Monitor weather reports on WABC-TV Channel 7 and for updated information
  • Store enough drinking water to last several days
  • Bring your pets indoors
  • Clear your yard of any loose or unsecured objects
  • Tape or board windows to reduce the risk of broken glass
  • Get extra cash. ATMs may be out of order after a severe storm
  • Keep your car fueled and ready to go
  • Leave your home if asked to evacuate