15 things you need to prepare for severe weather

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Guthrie storm from Bob Moore Chopper 4 - May 30

OKLAHOMA CITY – Storm season is in full swing, and EMSA wants to make sure you are prepared for severe weather.

EMSA paramedics say you should pick a place where family members could gather if a tornado is headed your way.

If you don’t have a basement, then use a center hallway, bathroom, closet, or go under the stairs.

Here are the 15 things EMSA paramedics say you need to create your own tornado survival kit:

  • 3 day supply of water (one gallon per person, per day)
  • All current prescription medications (oxygen tank for those who need it)
  • First aid kit (make sure you have antiseptic cleansers)
  • Food that won’t spoil, and a can opener
  • Trash bags
  • Battery-powered weather radio, extra batteries.
  • Flashlight
  • One change of clothes and footwear per person
  • One blanket or sleeping bag per person
  • Extra set of car keys
  • Cash or credit card
  • Special  items for infant, elderly or disabled family members and pets
  • Written instructions on how to turn off electricity, gas and water
  • Make copies of your important documents and papers
  • Cell phone


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