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Now is the Time to Prepare Winter Weather Kit

4:26 PM, Feb 10, 2014   |    comments
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Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- News19 Chief Meteorologist Jim Gandy says parts of the Midlands could receive 2-3 inches of sleet, snow. With the ice, comes chances that there could be power outages.

The South Carolina Emergency Management Division suggests putting together a winter weather kit in case your power goes out for an extended amount of time. They suggest a kit with the following: 

  • Flashlights, Extra Batteries
  • Battery-Powered Weather Radio 
  • Non-Perishable food
  • Water
  • Extra Medication
  • Basic First Aid Supplies
  • Blankets

SCEMD also suggests charging all cell phones in your home ahead of the storm, as well as writing a list of important numbers such as utility companies and emergency responders.


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