The Office Of Emergency Management urges everybody to prepare for severe storms before they strike. Your family should have an emergency supply kit on hand.
Your emergency supplies should be kept in water resistant, easy-to-lift containers that you can move rapidly if necessary. This supply kit is appropriate for severe weather events as well as other emergencies. It should include:
Cash (power outages mean banks and ATM's may be unavailable)
Battery-operated radio and flashlight with extra batteries
Important documents and records, photo IDs, proof of residence
Three-day supply of non-perishable food, one gallon of bottled water per person per day, coolers for food and ice storage
Blankets, sleeping bags, and extra clothing
Extra medications and prescriptions, hearing aids, and other special medical items