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Survival and Emergency Preparedness

What supplies should I keep at home in case of a winter storm?

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  • In case of a winter storm, have a week's worth of food and safety supplies. If you live far from other people, have more supplies on hand.
    • Drinking water
    • Canned/no-cook food (bread, crackers, dried fruits)
    • Non-electric can opener
    • Baby food and formula (if baby in the household)
    • Prescription drugs and other medicine
    • First-aid kit
    • Rock-salt to melt ice on walkways
    • Supply of cat litter or bag of sand to add traction on walkways
    • Flashlight and extra batteries
    • Battery-powered lamps or lanterns (To prevent the risk of fire, avoid using candles.)
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