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Image description: Air Force crews from the Air Mobility Command transporting equipment from Southern California to help restore power in New York following Hurricane Sandy.
Learn more about how military airlifts are being used for humanitarian response to Hurricane Sandy from the U.S. Air Force.
Photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Connie Lombardo

Image description: Air Force crews from the Air Mobility Command transporting equipment from Southern California to help restore power in New York following Hurricane Sandy.

Learn more about how military airlifts are being used for humanitarian response to Hurricane Sandy from the U.S. Air Force.

Photo by U.S. Army Master Sgt. Connie Lombardo

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Hurricane Sandy Expected to Make Landfall Within an Hour

Hurricane Sandy is expected to bring life-threatening storm surge flooding to the Mid-Atlantic coast, including Long Island Sound and the New York Harbor. Winds are expected to be near hurricane force at landfall.

If you’re in an area that will be impacted by the storm, follow the instructions from your state and local emergency management officials.

Make an Emergency Kit and Plan

If you haven’t done so already, put together a family emergency plan and emergency kit.  Some of the items in a basic emergency kit include:

  • one gallon of water per person per day, for drinking and sanitation,
  • at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food,
  • battery-powered radio and a NOAA Weather Radio,
  • flashlight and extra batteries, and
  • First Aid kit.

Learn more about how to prepare for a hurricane.

Follow the Weather Forecast

The National Weather Service is the official source for weather information and severe weather watches and warnings. You can follow the forecast at Weather.gov or on their mobile site.