Are You Storm Ready?

We have been lucky this winter in the Hudson Valley. I know I know…. it’s been frigid with a ton of snow. But, my friend,  snow is better than ice. Now is not the time to get complacent and ride out the coming storms without putting a Supply Kit together. Here is a Red Cross recommended list to get you through:

  • Food—at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare foodready
  • Water—at least a 3-day supply; one gallon per person per day
  • Flashlight
  • Extra batteries
  • Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
  • First aid kit
  • Medications (7-day supply) and medical items (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc.)
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene items
  • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family and emergency contact information
  • Extra cash
  • Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)
  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
  • Tools/supplies for securing your home
  • Sand, rock salt or non-clumping kitty litter to make walkways and steps less slippery
  • Warm coats, gloves or mittens, hats, boots and extra blankets and warm clothing for all household members
  • Ample alternate heating methods such as fireplaces or wood- or coal-burning stoves

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