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10/28/2012 05:47 EDT | Updated 10/28/2012 05:48 EDT

Hurricane Sandy Canada: Preparation Tips From Canadian Red Cross

AT SEA - OCTOBER 28: In this handout acquired by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite provided by NASA, Hurricane Sandy, pictured at 06:42 UTC, churns off the east coast as it moves north on October 28, 2012 in the Atlantic Ocean. The storm was captured by a special 'day-night band,' which detects light in a range of wavelengths from green to near-infrared and uses filtering techniques to observe dim signals such as auroras, airglow, gas flares, city lights, and reflected moonlight. Sandy, which has already claimed over 50 lives in the Caribbean is predicted to bring heavy winds and floodwaters to the mid-Atlantic region. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)
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AT SEA - OCTOBER 28: In this handout acquired by the Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the Suomi NPP satellite provided by NASA, Hurricane Sandy, pictured at 06:42 UTC, churns off the east coast as it moves north on October 28, 2012 in the Atlantic Ocean. The storm was captured by a special 'day-night band,' which detects light in a range of wavelengths from green to near-infrared and uses filtering techniques to observe dim signals such as auroras, airglow, gas flares, city lights, and reflected moonlight. Sandy, which has already claimed over 50 lives in the Caribbean is predicted to bring heavy winds and floodwaters to the mid-Atlantic region. (Photo by NASA via Getty Images)

As Canadians brace for Hurricane Sandy's arrival, the Canadian Red Cross has encouraged people to follow emergency preparation advice to stay safe.

Denis Dion, the organization's national director of disaster management, advised Canadians who might be affected by the storm to store enough supplies for 72 hours.

"By taking some time now to store emergency food, water and other supplies, you can provide for your entire family during a power outage or evacuation," he said in a news release.

Find a list of tips to stay safe during Hurricane Sandy, and a list of emergency preparedness kit items below.

Tips to stay safe during Hurricane Sandy

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Emergency preparedness kit items

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