The East Coast was devastated by the effects of Hurricane Sandy. The CDC has practical information on what to put in to your storm preparedness kit.
-Several clean containers of water, large enough for a three-to-five day supply, about five gallons per person
-A supply of non-perishable foods that can last up to five days. Non-perishable foods may include peanut butter, protein bars, dry cereal or granola, nuts, crackers, canned juices and ready-to-eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables.
-A first aid kit and manual.
-A battery-powered radio, flashlights, and extra batteries.