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What should be in your severe weather preparedness kit?

It's Severe Weather Awareness Week - do you have what you need to prepare for severe weather?
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WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — One of the most important things you can do to stay safe during times of severe weather is to be prepared. 

Although there are a number of ways you can be prepared, creating a safety kit for your home is among the most important. 

There's a variety of useful things to keep in a severe weather preparedness kit, including: 

  • non-perishable food and water
  • flashlight
  • batteries
  • cell phone charger
  • important insurance/ID cards
  • medicines/first aid kit 
  • extra clothing & shoes

You should have a plan for your family about where you will meet together in times of severe weather. 

It may seem silly to prepare these things ahead of time, but it could be the key to survival during a severe weather scenario.


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