Hurricane Sandy

  • November 8, 2012

    Craigslist Price Gouging Gas

    Since hurricane Sandy there has been people without election for over 10 days in places like New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.  Due to this issue people have been relying on generators to run there households, the issue being fuel is becoming scarce in places like New York and New Jersey.  Some people have decided to make money on people’s misfortune and suffering. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman’s investigation of price gouging following Sandy devastation, saying Craigslist has been subpoenaed to identify the advertisers of items including 12 gallons of gas for $300.  The average gouge includes $17 worth of fuel selling for $150. The official of the Attorney General is said to be targeting about 100 ads, and is investigating some 600 price gouging complaints from New York City, Westchester County and Long Island. New York law prohibits taking advantage of consumers by selling goods or services for an “unconscionably excessive price” during an emergency.
  • October 29, 2012

    Hurricane Sandy

    As the entire east coast prepares or was hit by hurricane Sandy we urge everyone to be safe and take precautions If you have an infant on a bottle, have enough bottles on hand so that you won’t have to worry about how you can wash them if there is no clean water. And be sure to either have single use sized cans of formula, or an ice chest with plenty of ice to store any opened cans of formula. Stock up on anti-bacterial hand wipes, gel hand cleaners and paper towels in the event there is no water for washing or bathing. Have a two week supply of any prescription medications, as well as personal care items (tooth brushes and paste, hygiene products, etc.). Have a well stocked first aid kit in the event of injuries. Disinfectants, antiseptics, antibiotic creams, bandanges, cotton balls, aspirin, Tylenol, and a thermometer are some of the basics you need. Make sure all vehicles have a full gas tank. Have several changes of clothing for each member of the household, and if you have a baby still in diapers, have a two week supply on hand. Go over emergency instructions with everyone in the household Make sure everyone is accounted for at all times Since water/flooding caused by tidal surge is the leading cause of death and destruction in hurricanes, it is crucial to be aware of your surroundings. If you observe water coming into your house, get to an upper floor immediately. If you have pets that stay outside, bring them in during the storm Have enough cash on hand to last for a while in the event you can’t get to the bank or an ATM. Secure all outdoor furniture to reduce the amount of damage to it, and to help prevent...