To prepare for a major storm or weather event, make sure you have prepared a family emergency kit with items including:

– Water. The American Red Cross recommends one gallon of water per person per day.
– Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food.
– Can opener for food (if kit contains canned food).
– Battery-powered or hand crank radio.
– Flashlight and extra batteries.
– First aid kit .
– Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation.
– Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities.
– Local maps.
– Cell phone with chargers

You might also want to include: 

– Prescription medications and glasses.
– Infant formula and diapers .
– Pet food and extra water for your pet.
– Important family documents such as copies of insurance policies, identification and bank account records in a waterproof, portable container.
– Fire Extinguisher.
– Matches in a waterproof container.
– Personal hygiene items.
– Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils, paper towels.
– Paper and pencil.
– Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children.