I thought I would replace the other thread with one that's easier for people to locate. And that I would shamelessly copy my last post from another thread: We have a few days yet. That's the beauty part about hurricanes-- at least you can see them coming and do what's necessary to stay safe. This weekend's prep includes: - Buying: batteries, bottled water, Halloween candy, getting cash Prep: - getting caught up on laundry in case we lose power - finding the flashlights (really no big deal; they're in the basement drawer) - cleaning up to make it easier to navigate in case we lose power - cleaning the yard so we don't have any projectiles - gassing up the cars - recharinging all the phones, ipods, kindle - making sure any important papers in are in waterproof containers. -checking in on mom and the siblings, making sure anyone who has to evacuate knows they're welcome. I'm about as far from the water as you can get on LI, so my sister and I are safe bets for evacuation. But since mom and my other sister live closer to Peggy, she's more likely to get them. -refilling the bottles of water I always have on hand in case of an emergency. I've never used them, but I refill them every time a major storm threatens. I did a full food shop last weekend, so we're good to go on that front. We have propane in the gas grill.