Do you have your emergency supplies kit ready? Here are the items suggested by ReadyNC.org to box up while preparing for severe weather and to take with you when evacuating:

• Water: 1 gallon per person per day for 3 to 7 days

• Food: non-perishable and canned food supply for 3 to 7 days

• Battery-powered or hand crank radio and National oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio with extra batteries

• Cell phone with charger

• First aid kit and first aid book

• Flashlight and extra batteries

• Manual can opener for food

• Anti-bacterial hand wipes or gel

• Wrench or pliers to turn off water

• Blanket or sleeping bag: 1 per person

• Prescription medications and glasses

• Seasonal change of clothing, including sturdy shoes

• Toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, feminine supplies

• Extra house and car keys

• Important documents: insurance policies, copy of driver’s license, Social Security card, bank account records

• Fire extinguisher

• Cash and change

• Books, games or cards

 

Source: ReadyNC.org