As the Northeast braces itself for what looks to be a full-on hit by Irene, this will be the first-in-a-lifetime brush with a full force hurricane for many.
While several areas are evacuating, the rest of us have been told to stay put until Irene has blown through. If you're bunkering down at home, here's the Red Cross list of suggested items to have on hand.
What are you stocking up on for the storm? Share your Irene supplies with us below. And find more Red Cross preparedness tips here.