Patch's Poll: Do You Have A Hurricane Emergency Plan?

It's unlikely that Tropical Storm Isaac will travel up the east coast, like Hurricane Irene did, but officials are still warning that residents should always be prepared for the worst.


As of Friday, Tropical Storm Isaac is on track to barrel through Haiti and the Dominican Republic, dumping rain on the island of Hispaniola before moving out to the Gulf of Mexico.

After that, the latest reports show the storm may form into a hurricane before hitting landfall in the Mississippi area, the Associated Press reported.

Initially, how it was possible that Isaac could take a turn up the East Coast and head toward New England, much like Hurricane Irene did last year. But, given the latest forecasts, it seems that’s not going to happen.

Still, the Federal Emergency Management Agency said it’s always important to have a plan in place should another storm hit. This week, emergency officials in Madison , in general, people who live in shoreline towns should always have an emergency plan in place.

Given the catastrophe caused by Irene — and the October snowstorm — last year, have you implemented a plan for your family should another storm hit? Take our poll and share your thoughts in the comments.

Margaret Mathews August 25, 2012 at 07:54 PM
We have extra charged batteries to operate two CPAP machines. Rainwater runoff from roof to fill gallon water bottles for toilet.
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REVMAN November 12, 2012 at 02:38 PM
You should also get a NOAA Radio(battery powered) I also bought a car DC to AC converter for extra charging for my other cig lighter.I never got rid of my land line and have NEVER lost service in any storm or hurricane.
Clark van der Lyke November 12, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Buy a generator. Since I got mine my power has never gone off. But if it does...


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