Hurricane Survival Guide
Steps to survive Sandy
With Hurricane Sandy coming, take anything from your patios inside so it doesn’t blow away, and make sure you have the following things.
Get a case of bottled water for drinking, for bathing as well as cleaning. Water is an essential.
Buy non-perishable items like canned vegetables, meats and foods, things that don’t need to be microwaved. Don’t forget to get a can opener! If you have a gas stove, you will still be able to cook during the storm even if the electricity goes out. But the stove won’t light itself and you will need matches to light it.
Gather bandages, cleansing soap, medications, scissors, tweezers, sterile gauze pads and anything you may need in case of an emergency and you aren’t able to easily get help during the storm.
Have a flashlight with extra batteries on hand and candles, so you aren’t sitting in the dark for a few days.
Pack a large duffel bag with things you may need in case of evacuation. Think of things to pack like an extra pair of clothes, shoes, a blanket or sleeping bag, rain gear, flashlight and any medication.
Load up on toilet paper, dry shampoo, antibacterial, toothpaste, mouthwash, contacts and contact solution. Wash your clothes before the hurricane hits. Think about things you use on a daily basis you may not be able to use, like face wash you can replace with facial cleansing wipes so you don’t waste water.
Think about investing in paper or plastic plates, bowls and utensils since you won’t be able to clean your dirty dishes easily. Have a battery-operated radio and of course extra batteries for it to keep up on the latest storm news. Also charge all your electronics.
- Towson will make a decision on class cancellations by 6 a.m. the morning of class
- Students can call 410-704-2000 for the latest information on emergency weather closings, do not call the University police
- All students should register for text alerts at www.towson.edu/textalerts