Tips for an emergency kit

An emergency kit is always handy

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Having a home and car emergency kit is a good idea during all times of the year, and during a winter storm it can come in handy.

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency recommends you keep some of the following items:

  • Radio¬†(battery-powered or hand crank)
  • Flashlight
  • First aid kit
  • Prescription medications
  • Batteries
  • Cash, for if ATMs stop working
  • Blankets
  • Duct tape

It’s also a good idea to fill up your gas tank because stations rely on electricity to power their pumps.

Click here for more recommended items for an emergency preparedness kit.

Click here for tips to keep you and your family safe in the event that an outage occurs.

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