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Winter storm survival kit

The Illinois Emergency Management Agency recommends the following items for a winter storm survival kit for travelers:

  • Cell phone and charger
  • Blankets or sleeping bags
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • First-aid kit
  • High-calorie, non-perishable food
  • Knife
  • Extra clothing to keep dry
  • A large empty can and plastic cover with tissues and paper towels for sanitary purposes
  • A smaller can and water-proof matches to melt snow for drinking water
  • Sack of sand (or cat litter)
  • Shovel
  • Windshield scraper and brush
  • Extra windshield wiper fluid
  • Properly inflated spare tire
  • Tool kit
  • Tow rope
  • Booster cables
  • Water container
  • Compass and road maps

Click here for the complete Winter Storm Preparedness brochure by the Illinois Emergency Management Agency.

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