To our East Coast Clients and Friends…

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A resident in North Carolina boards up his home in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Irene. (Charles Dharapak/Associated Press)

As Hurricane Irene barrels up the Eastern Coast, we here at Limo Livery wanted to send our thoughts and prayers for all of our friends and clients that may be in her path. As we in New Orleans know better than most, being prepared for a hurricane is very important.

So, stay safe and stay inside unless you are in the evacuation zones.

Here is a list of what you should have on hand, ready to go, in case of a hurricane, according to the Red Cross:

  • Water—at least a 3-day supply; one gallon per person per day
  • Food—at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAAWeather Radio, if possible)
  • Extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Medications (7-day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, cane)
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family and emergency contact information
  • Extra cash
  • Emergency blanket
  • Map(s) of the area
  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
  • Tools/supplies for securing your home
  • Extra set of car keys and house keys
  • Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen
  • Camera for photos of damage