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Hurricane Sandy Proves Cash Is Still King In Emergencies

Monday, November 5, 2012 - 5:27 PM
From Consumer Reports News
The widespread and ongoing power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy not only left millions of people in the dark but reminded many of us of how useful it can be to have some good, old-fashioned cash on hand for an emergency.

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How much cash do you keep in your home for emergencies?
Ken TuminKen Tumin5,471 posts since
Nov 29, 2009
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1. Monday, November 5, 2012 - 5:44 PM
Enough for bail money.
ShorebreakShorebreak2,675 posts since
Apr 6, 2010
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2. Monday, November 5, 2012 - 6:24 PM
I'm formerly from the land of Hurricanes so we always had to have cash on hand available to be "on the run" from the storms.  When we returned months later after Katrina, I was so angry to find out many banks weren't open due to damage and those who did not think ahead to withdraw enough good ole cash were in a bind.  I wasn't one of them thank goodness!   We've moved now to another state not sitting below sea water but I still like to be ready for "whatever".
paoli2paoli21,401 posts since
Aug 10, 2011
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