(CNN) – The frigid weather gripping much of the country is only going to get worse. A second arctic blast will sweep through, causing temperatures to plunge. So what can you do to prepare for a cold weather emergency?
Weather can change at any time and not always for the better. We hear of reports of people getting stuck in their cars, or having to walk to the nearest shelter.
No one wants that, but it can be a little easier if you’re prepared. The American Red Cross says there are a few things that can help you cope, should you get stuck when nature turns nasty.
Always carry a little extra cash and make sure your gas tank is full. Also, have a kit filled with basic supplies, such as:
- a blanket
- warm clothes and comfortable shoes
- charger for your cell phone
- bottle of water and non-perishable food.
- sand or non-clumping kitty litter
- flashlight with fresh batteries
- scissors or a knife
All of these can come in handy should you get stuck on the road in a weather emergency.
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