This was sent to me by a friend down in Florida who is used to hurricanes, where us northerners aren't so used to them:
You'll get some gusty winds (up to 35 knots they're saying right now, on Tuesday) so be prepared for the power to go out, just in case. Flashlights, a battery light or hurricane lamp to see by, fully charge up the phones and computer and anything else with a battery, a battery radio is nice to keep up with things if the power goes out, bottle up some water for all the fids in case there's a water warning (that shouldn't happen as far inland as you are), get blankets and stuff ready to cover the windows to stay warm in case the heat goes out if you have electric heat, and have ready-to-eat food for a couple of days in case it's too dangerous to go outdoors (if the power is out you don't want to be opening the fridge a lot and letting the cold escape), bring the bike indoors (some jerks will go out during a storm and steal stuff cause they figure nobody's looking), and have some cash on hand in case the banks are closed and you need money. If you know any old folks, check on them and make sure they're prepared and safe.
There you go! Hurricane 101 from a Florida native
some information regarding this particular storm:
so PLEASE everyone who might be affected by this storm, be prepared! if they issue evacuations, please get you and your fids out of there before you are unable to get away.
for others, my friend offers some excellent advice and it would be a wise idea to follow them. if you have any other pets who cannot handle the cold, please be sure theyre kept safe! cover cages to keep them all warm, block out any drafts and be sure they have fresh water in case drinking water becomes contaminated!
it has not even hit yet and me over in southern ontario is already seeing strong winds! this should be a warning for the storm to come, stay away from windows, prepare for some flooding from heavy rains, make sure you have travel cages and everything ready!