Include these items in your disaster emergency kit Posted in Home, Life Nothing can be done to prevent or control natural disasters and other catastrophes once they happen. What you can control is being ready by thinking ahead - and assembling these items: Three day supply of drinking water First-aid kit Flashlight Fresh batteries Blankets Copies of important family documents (including insurance policies) Extra keys Food that doesn't need cooking Work gloves Clothing List of medications Cash Also, keep a traditional corded landline telephone available. They work during power outages when cordless phones are useless and cell phones can’t be recharged. Know someone who would find this information helpful? Share via: Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Email Related resources Quick guide to protect your home from high winds Posted in Home High winds and driving rain are the two most common sources of damage during windstorms, hurricanes and tornadoes. Follow these tips to prepare your home for severe weather with high winds. How to stay safe when hail starts to fall Posted in Home A hail storm may seem harmless when you’re in the comfort of your home, but even small ones can pose a danger to you and your family. Protect yourself, others and your property with these quick tips.