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Preparing A Severe Weather Emergency Kit

Preparing A Severe Weather Emergency Kit


AS PART OF SEVERE WEATHER PREPAREDNESS WEEK, WOWT 6 NEWS IS GIVING YOU THE KEY INFORMATION YOU NEED TO SURVIVE THE STORM. JENNA JAYNES JOINS US NOW WITH SOME THINGS YOU MAY WANT TO CONSIDER THROWING IN YOUR EMERGENCY KIT. DAVE AND JORDAN, WE ALL KNOW TO STOCK THE EMERGENCY KIT WITH BANDAGES AND A FLASHLIGHT BUT THAT IS JUST THE BEGINNING. KEEP IN MIND, WHEN PILGER WAS HIT HARD BY TORNADOES, FAMILIES NEEDED WAY MORE THAN A FEW THINGS TO GET BY. SO WHILE THAT FLASHLIGHT MIGHT GET YOU THROUGH THE NIGHT, YOU NEED SOMETHING MORE. IT’S WHY THE RED CROSS HAS A FEW OTHER THINGS TO THINK ABOUT. THE RED CROSS RECOMMENDS THAT YOU HAVE THINGS LIKE FOOD AND WATER, BASIC MEDICATIONS YOU MAY NEED, COPIES OF IMPORTANT PAPERS AND THINGS OF THAT NATURE.” OTHER THINGS TO CONSIDER– A CHANGE OF CLOTHES AND SHOES FOR YOUR WHOLE FAMILY. IF YOU’RE WALKING AROUND DEBRIS FOR A FEW DAYS, YOU’RE BOUND TO GET HOLES. AN EXTRA PAIR OF SHOES CAN’T HURT. YOU MIGHT ALSO WANT A PAIR OF GLOVES, A WHISTLE, BLANKETS, SOME DISHES AND CUTLERY, MONEY, AND SPARE BATTERIES FOR BOTH YOUR PHONE AND YOUR RADIO. DAVE, JORDAN YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MANY OF THESE THINGS KEPT DAVE, JORDAN YOU CAN NEVER HAVE TOO MANY OF THESE THINGS KEPT AWAY, JUST IN CASE. IS THERE A SPOT THEY RECOMMEND WE STORE IT ALL? EARLIER WE TALKED ABOUT MAKING AN EMERGENCY PLAN– PUT IT IN THE AREA YOU WROTE DOWN FOR WHERE YOUR FAMILY WILL MEET. IF THAT’S THE BASEMENT OR THE STORM SHELTER– KEEP ALL THESE ITEMS RIGHT THERE.

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