NewportReady – Hurricane Sandy – preparations for Newport!

Great advice from NewportReady

Newport Ready
Newport Ready

http://www.newportready.org/

— Read the city’s new checklist at
http://cityofnewport.com/pdf_main/Emergency_Preparedness_Checklist.pdf

— Read the federal hurricane checklist at
http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes

— Keep these city phone #s handy:

  • Fire 846-2211
  • Police 847-1212

Yes, 911 service can be get disrupted.

— If you have a neighbor or friend with special needs, help them
signed up through the state system at https://health.ri.gov/emregistry.
This info gets shared with Newport FD.

— Register your cellphone # with CodeRed so you get city CodeRed
messages should your cable phone service die.

http://www.cityofnewport.com/notification.cfm

— Find a way to recharge your cell phone … perhaps it’s through a
neighbor with a generator … or a 12 volt recharge cable that you can
get at any cellphone store.

— Gas up the car(s)and get the obligatory milk and bread.

— Ask your local neighborhood association what services they might be able to offer should you be on your own for 72 hours (per the statement made in the city’s checklist).

— Join http://NextDoor.com to stay better connected with your immediate neighborhood.

Mike Cullen

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