CHECKLIST: As the storm approaches

April 22, 2010 3:11:07 PM PDT
When a tropical storm or hurricane threatens, use this checklist to prepare your home before the storm arrives.
  • Purchase the recommended emergency supplies
  • Monitor weather reports on ABC-13 for updated information
  • Store enough drinking water to last several days
  • Bring your pets indoors
  • Clear your yard of any loose or unsecured objects
  • Tape or board windows to reduce the risk of broken glass
  • Get extra cash. ATMs may be out of order after a severe storm
  • Keep your car fueled and ready to go
  • Leave your home if asked to evacuate