- A first aid kit
- Battery operated radio, clock and flashlight with extra batteries
- Canned food and other nonperishable foods that do not require cooking (don’t forget pets)
- Bottled water (at least one gallon of water per person and pet per day)
- Charged cellular telephone
- Fuel for alternative heat sources like kerosene or logs for the fire (be sure to never use grills or other carbon dioxide-producing heat sources indoors)
And, if the roads are hazardous, only venture out if absolutely necessary. See our previous blog post for tips on entertaining the kids indoors on snow days, and visit WakeMed.org for more emergency preparedness manuals.