Essential tech to pack in your Hurricane Irene Go Bag

Aside from the obvious indispensables like food, water, pets, and pictures, we've rounded up a list of tech items you may want to include in your emergency kit. Read on!

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I need to reprioritize the items in my Hurricane Irene Go Bag. How do I know this? Because this a.m. I found myself struggling to decide which toy my cat would prefer should we be forced to evacuate our home early tomorrow morning.

Before you go planning a disaster movie marathon this weekend, be sure to check out the NYC Hurricane Evacuation Zone map or enter your address in the Zone Finder to see if you live in an evacuation area.

And if you do live in one of the affected areas, you can download apps for both iOS and Android devices that show Doppler radar info, detailed maps, and ongoing weather warnings and satellite images for up-to-date news on the storm. But what should you pack in your emergency "Go Bag"?

Aside from the obvious indispensables like food, water, pets, and pictures, we've rounded up a list of tech items you may want to include in your emergency kit.

The essential techcessories are nondigital, human-powered items like hand-cranked flashlights and radios, but a battery pack for your phone or an extra USB cable may come in handy if you have extra room.

Did we miss anything? List your essential packables in the comments below!

 

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