The path of Hurricane Sandy's impact stretches as far inland as Northeast Ohio, and meteorologists warn that high winds could cause power outages in the area early next week.
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The Red Cross recommends that local residents have a power outage preparedness kit that includes water, food, flashlights, a radio, first aid kit, emergency documents and extra cash in case of a prolonged or widespread power outage.
The organization also has a Hurricane Safety app that includes a bunch of useful features, even for those of us who don't live in a hurricane-prone area, including:
- A flashlight, strobe light and alarm
- Location-based weather alerts, as well as weather alerts for locations you choose — so you can monitor your parents' home in Florida or your kid in New York
- Preloaded content with critical action steps — so you don't have to be connected to a mobile network to access it
More info on that app — as well as the Red Cross' handy first aid app — here.