Household Tip: Prepare a Storm Home Emergency Kit

Household Tip: Prepare a Storm Home Emergency Kit

You never know when a winter storm is going to blow through your region and knock out your power for a few hours, or even a few days. Here are some basics to include in your home emergency kit, to help weather the next blackout:

  • Flashlights and extra batteries
  • Warm blankets or sleeping bags
  • Fully-charged, portable charger for your cell phone
  • 1 gallon of bottled water, per person, per day
  • A three to four-day supply of medications
  • Toilet paper, diapers, infant formula, personal care needs as necessary
  • Non-perishable food and snacks, and a manual can opener
  • Pet food and additional water for household pets
  • A first-aid kit
  • Cash, including change and small bills
  • A hand-cranked or battery radio