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Stock an emergency supply of food and water prior to the onset of a winter storm. Include food items which require no cooking such as canned meats, peanut butter and other non-perishables. Also do not forget to have necessary medicines and baby items on hand. A three- to five-day supply of food and medicine is generally sufficient. A lot of these items may already be in your home from your hurricane kit.

Severe winter storms can produce conditions which can isolate you in your home for several days. Prolonged loss of power and telephone services can severely limit your ability to heat your home and call for help. In severe winter storms, obtaining supplies, food and other necessities can be hampered or prevented by poor road conditions.

Example home emergency supply kit
Example home emergency supply kit

All information on this page has been supplied by the National Weather Service.

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