Keeping your family safe: emergency kit supplies for severe weather

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - Central Louisiana is no stranger to severe weather. With Tropical activity possible in the Gulf of Mexico, it’s important that you take steps to keep you and your family safe.

The Atlantic Hurricane season ends November 30th. The Governor’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Preparedness issued tips to help you pack an emergency kit.

Here’s a list of their suggested items:
•Flashlight
•Extra batteries
•Bottled water (At least three gallons of water per person)
•Battery-powered radio
•Battery-powered lantern
•First aid kit and essential medications-prescription medications and list of medications for each person
•Form of Identification
•Louisiana Emergency Preparedness Guide (Download at getagameplan.org)
•Canned food and non-electric can opener
•Special items for infants, elderly or disabled family members
•Ready to eat canned meats, fruits and vegetables
•High energy foods – breakfast bars, energy bars, peanut butter, jelly, crackers, etc.

You can find more emergency supplies at GetAGamePlan.org.

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