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Winter preparedness tips

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Monday, February 3, 2014, 7:57 -

Mother Nature is fickle and can change at any minute.  

During the winter, we often hear reports of people getting stuck in their cars. No one wants that, but it can be a little easier if you're prepared.

The American Red Cross says here are a few things that can help you cope, should you get stuck when nature turns nasty.

For starters, always carry a little extra cash and make sure your gas tank is full.

And  have a kit filled with basic supplies, such as:

1. A blanket

2. Warm clothes and comfortable shoes

3. A charger for your cell phone

4. A bottle of water and non-perishable food

5. Sand or non-clumping kitty litter

6. A flashlight with fresh batteries

7. Bandages

8. 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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