FEMA recommends that you place a winter emergency kit in each car that contains:
- a shovel
- windshield scraper and small broom
- battery powered radio
- extra batteries
- snack food
- extra hats, socks and mittens
- First aid kit with pocket knife
- Necessary medications
- tow chain or rope
- road salt and sand
- booster cables
- emergency flares
- fluorescent distress flag
NOAA recommends that you have a disaster supply kit for storms that includes:
- First-aid supplies.
- Heating fuel. Fuel carriers may not reach you for days after a severe winter storm.
- Emergency heating source, such as a fireplace, wood stove, space heater, etc.A 3-day supply of water (one gallon per person per day)
- food that won't spoil
- one change of clothing and footwear per person
- one blanket or sleeping bag per person
- a first-aid kit, including prescription medicines
- emergency tools, including a battery-powered NOAA Weather Radio and a portable radio
- flashlight, and plenty of extra batteries
- an extra set of car keys
- special items for infants, elderly, or disabled family members
- Fire extinguisher and smoke detector.
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The drop in temperatures brings the potential for health dangers, such as hypothermia and frost bite. The bitter temperatures can pose a threat for children, adults and pets.
As it stands Wednesday, there will be no FEMA aid for tornado survivors in Howard County.