With the potential winds and rains of Hurricane Sandy heading our way, now's the time to charge and purchase batteries for all your mobile devices, including your computer, smart phone, radio and flashlight.
Then, if you aren't already, register for community alerts and emergency information via email, pager, phone.
City of Fredericksburg - Fredericksburg Alert
Spotsylvania County - Spotsy Alert Registration and Information
Bookmark this page for its list of online resources to help during whatever Hurricane Sandy brings our way.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) at http://www.ready.gov/hurricanes provides tabs for 'Before', 'During', 'After', 'Talk about Hurricanes' and 'More Information'. You can follow FEMA on Twitter @fema
The National Hurricane Center (NOAA) at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/ provides frequently updated tracking maps, doppler radar and sattellite images. They are on Twitter @NHC_Atlantic Notices can also be provided by email; register at http://www.nhc.noaa.gov/signup.shtml
Rappahannock Electric Cooperative provides a list of preparation suggestions at the 'Outage Center' on their website at http://www.myrec.coop/residential/index.cfm They will also provide information on their Facebook page.
Patch offers a free app for your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad (available for download here). Also, be sure you're following Fredericksburg Patch on Facebook and Fredericksburg Patch on Twitter @FburgPatch for frequent updates and information.
Do you have favorite weather and emergency websites you follow? Tell us in the comments section below.