So Im sure everyone on the eastern seaboard has heard about what is now still a Hurrican but when it hits the eastern seaboard it should be a tropical storm (crossing fingers here) Its going to be a powerful storm, many of us are going to lose power (sound familar Connecticut folks? ) So I was thinking of some things we should do over the weekend to get prepared to be possibly stuck in our homes without power for a week or more. Please add anything that ive forgotten. If you have a generator: Make sure its working properly, have plenty of gas for it. Never run it indoors! Have plenty of drinking water, canned goods, breads and cereals to eat. If you have a grill, make sure that you have fuel/charcoal to use that to cook meals with. Have plenty of flashlights, battery operated lanterns and batteries, charge all cell phones a day or 2 before the storm hits. Its a good idea to have a battery operated radio to get news and forecasts For our CWDs: make sure they have enough insulin and other diabetes supplies to last at least a week to 10 days. Try to have something for nausea on hand (roads may be closed so it would be difficult to get to urgent care if needed) Something that I do with Steven when we are having conditions that make the roads impassable is to run him a bit higher then I might normally. That is because I get nervous that an ambulance cant get here if he goes too low.That is just something I do. I also test more when we are trapped here by bad weather. I prefer to catch highs or lows quickly.