As Hurricane Irene makes her way toward the upper east coast, it’s crucial that everyone in her path is prepared. While the hurricane is currently weakened, it’s not likely to stay that way.
“Though Irene was downgraded to a Category 1 storm on Tuesday with maximum sustained winds of 90 mph, forecasters believed it would strengthen over warm waters.”
The CTPost added:
“Hurricane Irene lost some of its punch Tuesday afternoon and was downgraded to a Category 1 hurricane as it lashed the Turks and Caicos Islands, but the storm remains likely to regain strength and become a major hurricane before making a U.S. landfall.
The current track has the storm near Delaware and Southern New Jersey on Sunday afternoon and then passing directly over Connecticut.”
So how can you be prepared?
Here are a few posts we’ve written that have the steps you should take to be prepared:
- It’s the Start of Hurricane Season – Be Prepared!
- Preparing Your Home For A Hurricane
- The Three E’s of Natural Disaster Preparedness
- Emergency and Disaster Planning Steps
Most importantly, though, remember to have an emergency plan and an emergency kit. Listen to officials if they tell you to evacuate and stay calm.