Hurricane Sandy is expected to bring life-threatening storm surge flooding to the Mid-Atlantic coast, including Long Island Sound and the New York Harbor. Winds are expected to be near hurricane force at landfall. If you’re in an area that will be impacted by the storm, follow the instructions from your  state and local emergency management officials . Make an Emergency Kit and Plan If you haven’t done so already, put together a  family emergency plan  and  emergency kit .  Some of the items in a basic emergency kit include: one gallon of water per person per day, for drinking and sanitation, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food, battery-powered radio and a NOAA Weather Radio, flashlight and extra batteries, and First Aid kit. Learn more about how to prepare for a hurricane . Follow the Weather Forecast The National Weather Service is the official source for weather information and severe weather watches and warnings. You can follow the forecast at  Weather.gov  or on their mobile site .

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