As Hurricane Sandy makes its way up the eastern seaboard, people are preparing for significant rain, high winds and, depending on where you may live, dangerous storm surges. We encourage everyone to be safe and to stay indoors if possible. We also want to acknowledge all of those who are out working to keep us safe during storms such as these, including police officers, firefighters and paramedics. And we'd like to remind our readers that bottled water can be a good thing to have on-hand among all of your other "preparedness" items. In fact, our member companies often help during times like this by providing bottled water and other beverages to those in need in communities across the country, including emergency workers.

So remember - do whatever you can to keep yourself, your family, your friends and your colleagues safe!