So how do you prepare? Well, MEMA officials are suggesting that everyone keep a disaster supply kit in their homes in case basic services such as electricity, phone and gas are cut off. Make sure it includes items such as flashlights, batteries, a first aid kit, a battery operated radio and, of course, nonperishable, ready to eat foods that won't take much to prepare. For a full list, you can go to http://mema.maryland.gov/Pages/DisasterSupplyKit.aspx. It's also common sense that as a storm approaches, keep your TV or radio tuned to local news reports and also, do your best to get your cellphone charged ahead of time.