Preparing For Winter Storms

Dated: 12/02/2013

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With winter upon us, it is always a good idea to be prepared.  Here in the Midwest we have been known to have ice storms that have left many without power for days  Are you prepared for an emergency?

 Prepare a emergency plan for yourself and your family. It doesn't have to be hard, make it simple.
 1. Food - have pre-packaged fruits and snacks that your family like and will eat.
     Canned meats, crackers, cheese, will sustain you for a few days
 2. Drinks   Not a bad idea to have a few cases of bottled water...boxed fruit juices.
    (you can buy dry milk and mix as needed and it doesn't taste too bad)
 3. Supplies;  Prepare a box or tote with candles, lighters, first aid products, blankets, sweat shirts, batteries.
     eating utensils, paper plates, plastic cups, paper towels, toilet paper don't forget the manual can opener!
 4. If you have a Coleman stove, make sure you have the propane that goes along with it
    and the cooking utensils you will need.  Use in a well vented area.
 5. It is always good to have a generator (runs on gas).  Store enough gas to last a week for the generator
     If you have a wood burning fireplace, make sure you have fire starters and plenty of wood!
 6. Make sure you have your families medical needs covered, your medications should be easily accessible.
 7. It is good to have a folder with all your important information in it...
Best case scenario is that we are prepared and don't have to go to our emergency plan...But if we do - we will be prepared!
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Sue H. Edwards

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