Get a kit — When preparing for a possible emergency situation, it's best to think first about the basics of survival: fresh water, food, clean air and warmth. Basic services, such as electricity, gas, water, sewage treatment and telephones, may be cut off for days, even a week or longer. You may have to evacuate at a moment’s notice and take essentials with you. ALSO CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING WHEN BUILDING EMERGENCY SUPPLIES/KITS:
- Shelter in Place - Although it is unlikely that food supplies would be cut off for as long as two weeks, consider storing additional water, food, clothing, bedding and other supplies to expand your supply kit to last up to two weeks.
- On the Road - Keep a smaller kit of emergency supplies, including food and water, in your car at all times. If you become stranded or are not able to return home, having these items will help you to be more comfortable until help arrives. Add items for severe winter weather during months when heavy snow or icy roads are possible such as salt, sand, shovels, and extra winter clothing, including hats and gloves. This kit should also include flares and jumper cables.
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