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Red Cross Recommends Getting Ready For A Hurricane

A car drives through floodwater in Battery Park in Manhattan on August 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

A car drives through floodwater in Battery Park in Manhattan on August 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Last year, the Tri-State Area couldn’t avoid the wrath of hurricane season. So, this year, it’s recommended that you get prepared, WCBS 880’s Monica Miller reported.

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The 2012 hurricane season has already gotten off to an early start.

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“We’ve actually had two named storms already, with one aimed at Florida and Georgia right now, the Red Cross‘s Sam Kille told Miller.

He said there are three things you should do to prepare.

“Get a kit. Make a plan. Be informed,” he said.

They suggest having supplies like bottled water and flashlights on hand, packing a bag ahead of time with copies of important documents and cash, and making sure your family is familiar with evacuation routes.

“Is there someone you can stay with? Obviously the Red Cross will open up shelters during a disaster, but it’s a lot more comfortable to be on somebody’s coach compared to one of our cots,” he said.

He also said that your family should come up with a meeting point for if you get separated during an evacuation.

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