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10 Essential Winter Storm Supplies

Severe winter storms can leave you without heat, power and access to groceries and other supplies for several days. Don’t be caught unprepared. Keep the following in your home in case of emergency:

CLEAN WATER
Keep a supply of at least three gallons per person for a three-day period for drinking, sanitation and cooking.
FOOD
Have a supply of non-perishable food to feed your family – including pets – for at least three days. Keep a manual can opener handy too.
FLASHLIGHT
A flashlight is essential in case of power outage. Be sure to store extra batteries. Never light a candle during or after a hurricane.
PHONE CHARGER
Keep a cell phone charger that will power your phone without electricity (e.g., powered by battery, solar or car).
MEDICAL SUPPLIES
Store a first-aid kit, medical supplies and any prescription and non-prescription medication you may require. 
SANITATION SUPPLIES
Keep a supply of hand sanitizer, paper products and bags for use in case clean water becomes unavailable. 
BLANKETS
Stock enough extra blankets in the house to keep everyone warm if you lose power.
SNOW AND ICE SUPPLIES
Have a snow shovel; ice scraper; and sand, kitty litter or salt on hand to remove snow and ice around your home and vehicle.
BATTERY BACKUP
Ensure that you have battery backup for power-dependent mobility, oxygen and other important devices. 

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