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Winter Weather Resource Guide

Dec 19, 2013

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KUOW has compiled a guide of tips to prepare for inclement weather and resources that can help you stay safe during inclement and emergency weather situations.

You can also see our guide on driving on tough Seattle streets in snow and ice.

Regional Resources

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Recommended Emergency Kit

Most experts suggest an emergency kit for general preparedness. FEMA has provided a basic list of items to have on hand in case of emergencies:

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days
  • Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  • Battery-powered or hand crank radio and extra batteries
  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle to signal for help
  • Dust mask to help filter contaminated air and plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local maps
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger

Additionally, winter emergency kits should include a sleeping bag or warm blanket per person, extra clothing and sturdy walking shoes.