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Be ready for the storm ... just in case

As the staff of the Sylvania Telephone produced this week’s edition of your newspaper, Hurricane Irene, according to meteorologist prognostications, was headed toward the Carolinas, not the Georgia coast.
While this assessment was accurate Wednesday, hurricanes -- especially ones of the magnitude of Irene -- have a mind of their own. Changes in the course of a storm can happen.
So it is advisable for people to be prepared in case of bad weather for this hurricane or any other possible storm in the future.
In case of hurricanes, flash floods, hazardous materials spills, tornadoes and winter storms, the American Red Cross and Federal Emergency Management Agency provides a list of items of necessity you should have on hand in your residence.
There are six basics you should stock in your home: water, food, first aid supplies, clothing and bedding, tools and emergency supplies and special items. Keep the items that you would most likely need during an evacuation in an easy-to-carry container.
Possible containers include a large, covered trash container, a camping backpack, or a duffle bag.
You should store your kit in a convenient place known to all family members. Keep items in air tight plastic bags. Change your stored water supply every six months so it stays fresh. Rotate your stored food every six months.
Re-think your kit and family needs at least once a year. Replace batteries, update clothes and other items. Ask your physician or pharmacist about storing prescription medications.
To get started, contact your local emergency management or civil defense office and your local American Red Cross chapter. Plan how your family will stay in contact if separated by disaster.