Emergency kit for severe weather situations: What items you should have ready to go

Being ready for an emergency will take some pre-planning. Here's a look at some of the things you'll need.

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  • Plenty of food and water for three days - have at least one gallon of water per person, per day.
  • Ready-to-eat canned meats and vegetables
  • Protein bars and dry cereal - try to pick things that won't make you thirsty
  • Replace the water and food every six months and make sure you label it so you won't forget
  • Prepare a first aid kit - non-prescription drugs and antibiotic ointment should be included
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Battery or hand-crank radio
  • Cell phone with a charger - especially useful if power goes out so you can keep informed with our free 2 Works for You mobile app
  • Baby formula and diapers.
  • Store the items in a tightly closed container to help extend it's shelf life, keep the container in a central spot and make sure everyone in your family knows how to access it
  • Keep a similar emergency kit in your car
  • Download the 2 Works for You Storm Shield Weather app

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