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 Division of Emergency Management

Texas Department of Public Safety


severe weather awareness week:

Emergency SUPPLY KIT

AUSTIN – The National Weather Service and the Governor’s Division of Emergency Management this week urged all Texans to take this opportunity to get prepared for severe storms. Gov. Rick Perry has proclaimed Feb. 29 - March 6 Severe Weather Awareness Week in Texas. Families should have emergency supplies on hand, stored in water resistant, easy-to-lift containers that can be moved rapidly, including:

Ø      First-aid kit

Ø      Cash (power outages mean banks and ATMs may be unavailable)

Ø      Battery-operated radio

Ø      Flashlight with extra batteries

Ø      Important documents and records, photo IDs, proof of residence

Ø      3-day supply of non-perishable food, one gallon of bottled water per person per day, coolers for food and ice storage

Ø      Fire extinguisher

Ø      Blankets, sleeping bags and extra clothing

Ø      Extra prescription medications, extra written copies of prescriptions, hearing aids, other special medical items

Ø      Eyeglasses and sunglasses

Ø      Extra keys

Ø      Toilet paper, clean-up supplies, duct tape, tarp, rope

Ø      Can opener, knife, tools

Ø      Booster cables, road maps

Ø      Special supplies needed for babies, older adults or pets

Remember to change perishable supplies and water every six months. For more information on Severe Weather Awareness Week, see the Division of Emergency Management Web site: www.txdps.state.tx.us/dem.


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