How to prepare a severe weather kit

GOLDEN VALLEY, Minn. - Keeping a kit in your safe spot to prepare for severe weather is more important than ever, now that we are starting to talk about severe storms across the Upper Midwest. Keep the kit in the same area where you would take shelter so it's ready to go and close at hand when you need it. Here's a list of items to include:

  • First aid kit
  • NOAA weather radio
  • Flashlight/batteries
  • Cell phone/charger
  • Water
  • Food (non-perishable, snacks/bars)
  • Bike or ski helmet ( to protect your head during a severe weather event.)
  • Tennis shoes or sturdy boots (to protect your feet in the aftermath of the storm.)
  • Pet food and supplies

Ready.gov provides an even more extensive list of items you may find useful.


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