One-week supply of food (include items that do not require refrigeration or cooking in case of power loss)
Nonelectric can opener
One-week supply of essential prescription medications
Extra blankets and sleeping bags
Fire extinguisher (A-B-C type)
Other Disaster Tips
Develop an emergency communications plan.
In case family members are separated from one another during a winter storm (a real possibility during the day when adults are at work and children are at school), have a plan for getting back together.
Ask an out-of-state relative or friend to serve as the family contact.
After a disaster, it's often easier to call long distance. Make sure all family members know the name, address, and phone number of the contact person.
Make sure all family members know how to respond after a severe winter storm.
Teach children how and when to call 9-1-1, police, or fire department and which radio station to tune to for emergency information.