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Stay safe during severe storms and hurricanes with videos on assembling emergency kits, building storm shelters, and more.
You Will Need
- A manual can opener
- Extra clothing
- A first aid kit
- A flashlight
- A radio
- Baby food and diapers (optional)
Assess the greatest risks for your area, which may include flooding, tornadoes, earthquakes, or winter storms.
Choose a room
Choose an interior room without windows and with the most distance between you and the outside.
Store food and water
Store nonperishable food and water for three days and don't forget a manual can opener.
Gather extra clothing and blankets
Collect clothing, blankets, weather gear, and shoes. Since a storm can strike suddenly, don't count on wearing the proper clothing every moment.
Stockpile medications and toiletries
Stockpile medications and toiletries, especially antibacterial products.
Get a first-aid kit
Get a first-aid kit that includes bandages, gauze, tape, a sterilizing agent, sterile equipment, and latex gloves.
Buy flashlights, a radio, and batteries
Buy flashlights, a battery operated radio, and enough batteries to run both in an emergency.