As Hurricane Joaquin beats down on the Bahamas, the East Coast of the United States is making preparations for an historic flood threat. There is a serious threat to life and property.
In many areas the soil is saturated and with as much as a foot of rain still expected, downed trees are expected. This means there will be power outages.
FEMA has ordered some evacuations. Update emergency kits now. Be prepared before the the storm arrives.
Stay away from flooded areas. Never drive through rising water, it doesn't take much water to float a vehicle.
Here are several tips you can print out while you still can. Stay safe and good luck.