Since many of our readers live in areas that may be in the path of Hurricane Irene TBAT will be using this post as a source of community information and support for the next few days.
This post will be updated as further information and more links become available.
a list of resources for state emergency management websites and social media accounts along the east coast.
The FEMA storm blog -- which is regularly updated with the latest official news.
What you need in an emergency supply kit.
How to plan an evacuation and protect your home
Hurricane Preparedness (The National Hurricane Center)
Be Prepared (The National Hurricane Center) [this site leads to really useful checklists]
To find an evacuation center in New York City
The American Red Cross Hurricane Safety Checklist
You can find the nearest Red Cross Shelter using this interactive map.
"Safe and Well is a secure, easy-to-use online tool to help families connect in an emergency. People can register by visiting the Red Cross web site or calling 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767)."[from www.redcross.rog]
Making Light's Jim Macdonald on what to pack in an emergency go bag.
Hurricane Lantern (Making Light, August 25) has an excellent set of links to articles on emergency and disaster preparedness. There are also some great ideas and useful links among the comments.
Hurricane Lantern info and updates (again, Making Light) has updated news, more useful information and what to do and where to go and helpful comments.
James Carville gives, A Louisianian's advice on coping with Hurricane Irene.
Canadian Hurricane Current Conditions - Hurricane Track Information
Links to the provincial emergency management organizations.
The ASPCA -- disaster-preparedness for people with pets.
Note: New York City evacuation centers are pet friendly
The Board Administration Team
(hapax, Kit Whitfield and mmy)