'Go bags' prepped amid stormy weather
Some Bronx residents were preparing for the worst Friday, even as forecasters predicted that Hurricane Joaquin wouldn't make landfall.
City officials said it was important to have a "go bag" that has all of the essentials for weathering a storm.
Some necessities include a phone charger, flashlight, batteries, rain jacket, water and non-perishable food. Money and credit cards should also be kept in one place.
Officials said the "go bag," which could be a backpack or any type of bag that is easy to carry, should be kept nearby in the event of an emergency.