For severe weather season everyone should have a disaster kit ready to go.  You can keep this kit in your safe room/tornado shelter or in an easy to carry container or bag that you can take with you if necessary.  SOME of the items your kit should have include:

  • Water
  • Food – non-perishable, easy to prepare (hand operated can opener)
  • Flashlight
  • Battery powered or hand crank radio (NOAA Weather radio if possible)
  • Extra batteries
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medications
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Sanitation/personal hygiene items
  • Cell phone
  • Family & emergency contact info
  • Blankets
  • If you have children you might want things to keep them occupied like coloring books or card games