Hurricane Sandy has left millions without power, water and other necessities. People in the affected areas, staying safe should be your primary goal.
Here are some tips by FEMA (Federal Emergency Management Agency) on how to stay safe.
- Continue to listen to your local officials
- Stay off the roads if at all possible
- Never use a generator inside a home, basement, shed or garage
- Avoid downed power or utility lines
- Don’t drive or walk through flood waters
The full article can be found at http://www.fema.gov/blog/2012-10-30/sandy-update-4-staying-safe-how-help.
FEMA has also written a guide on what to do after a hurricane (http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes).
- Walk carefully around the outside your home and check for loose power lines, gas leaks and structural damage before entering.
- Use battery-powered flashlights in the dark. Do NOT use candles. Note: The flashlight should be turned on outside before entering – the battery may produce a spark that could ignite leaking gas, if present.
- Avoid drinking or preparing food with tap water until you are sure it’s not contaminated.
- Wear protective clothing and be cautious when cleaning up to avoid injury.
As you start to clean up the damaged caused by Hurricane Sandy, make sure you have proper safety equipment and supplies. The following are some supplies you may need:
- Wet/Dry Vacuums
- Protect Eyewear
- Trash Bags
- Cleaning Materials and Disinfectants
If you need any of these supplies, please contact us. All White Cap branches in the affected areas are open. We have brought in extra stocks of many of these products and White Cap does not engage in “price gouging” during emergencies!
White Cap Store #111 (M-F 7am-5pm)
45 Maples St
Stoughton, MA 02072
Phone: 781-436-7119 Fax: N/A
White Cap Store #206 (M-F 7am-5pm)
8090 Alban Road
Springfield , VA 22150-2202
White Cap Store #207 (M-F 7am-5pm)
2507 51st Avenue
Hyattsville , MD 20781
White Cap Store #211 (M-F 7am-5pm)
1200 66th Street
Baltimore , MD 21237
White Cap Store #213 (M-F 7am-5pm)
2500 Glen Center St.
Richmond , VA 23223
For a full list of all 130+ branches visit us at https://www.whitecap.com/locations or call us at 1-800-944-8322 (M-F 8AM – 8PM ET)