Being prepared during severe weather can mean the difference between life and death

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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58)--The Boy Scouts have a motto.  It's to "Be Prepared."  This is what we should all be when it comes to severe weather.  

Obviously we spend a lot of time in our homes. So the experts say to start with a basic disaster kit with non perishable food items, water, and prescription drugs for three days along with a manual can opener in case there's no power. A flashlight, first aid kit, and battery powered NOAA Weather Radio are three must haves as well. But just as important a fully charged cell phone with a charged portable phone charger!!! A lot of these precautions can work for your cars too.

Just a few more things. Make sure to have a whistle in case you need to signal for help. A list of important phone numbers can be important too. And finally, a back-up generator can be great too. But just remember to read the directions in terms of using it properly. Here are some helpful links to keep you and your family better prepared before, during, and after severe weather strikes.

Severe Weather Preparedness Kit

All You Need to Know about Severe Weather

Financially Planning for Disasters

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