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FEMA advises US residents to take steps to prepare for Hurricane Sandy

The US Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has advised resident to take precautions before Hurricane Sandy hits. A statement said:

Now is the time to prepare your family, home or business to lessen the impact of severe weather.

Coastal and inland residents should ensure that their families have an emergency plan and emergency kits in their homes and cars ...

Those in areas where the storm is expected to produce snow should also have supplies in their emergency kits such as rock salt or environmentally safe products to melt ice on walkways, snow shovels ...

Both hurricanes and winter storms often cause power outages, take steps now to ensure you can sustain yourself for at least 72 hours if needed.

– FEMA statement