Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern states early this week and has already severely impacted many densely populated areas, leaving cities flooded and millions without power. Governors in both New York and New Jersey declared these areas “states of emergency.” Even if you are a West Coaster who won’t be affected by Sandy, this should get you thinking about how to prepare for all types of natural disasters. Check out these tips to help keep you safe in the event that a natural disaster strikes in your area — or if atrocities occur with the end of the Mayan calendar (just kidding — there is no scientific evidence that this is going to occur; if you are still uncertain, just visit NASA‘s website).
In preparation of Sandy’s arrival, Eastern states shut down public transportation systems, blocked off major bridges, cancelled schools and closed public offices — even the casinos in Atlantic City were forced to shut their doors. Read more