What to pack in your severe weather emergency kit

GREENVILLE, NC (WNCT) – One of the best items to have during severe weather is an emergency kit.

Each household should have one packed, and it should include a flashlight and extra batteries.

You should also have water and non-perishables to last up to 72 hours. A weather radio is important to include because you can access severe updates if you can’t get to your TV. A chainsaw and tarp can also help with clean-up.

“The tarp you can put down for your cleaning process as well. any type of debris collection, leaves, branches, so on and so forth. and also another good thing to use a tarp for is any kind of roof damage,” said Tyler Rouse, an associate at Lowe’s.

A family emergency plan is also important to have available. It will list family members, social security numbers, medications, and a plan on where to meet if you’re separated.

To print an emergency plan, click here.

WNCT-TV 9 On Your Side provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s