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Storm Preparedness in Northern Lake County, IL: Emergency Supplies

2/11/2022 (Permalink)

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You may not be at home when a storm starts, so it is important to have basic supplies of food and water as well as a way to stay warm without power in several locations such as your workplace, vehicle, and/or school.  You can build your supplies over time by adding a few items each week or month.  For a complete list of emergency supplies, visit www.ready.gov/kitCheck these supplies off of your Winter Storm Preparedness Checklist once you add them to your emergency kit, which appears at the end of this document.

Emergency Communication

Make sure you have everything you will need to get in touch with your family either through cellular phones or email.

Medical Needs

Be equipped to tend to any current or unexpected medical conditions your family members may have.  Ask your doctor about storing prescription meds such as at least a three days’ supply of heart and blood pressure medication, insulin for diabetics, and other prescription drugs such as inhalers for those with asthma.  Include battery backup power for power-dependent mobility devices, oxygen, and other assistive technology needs.

Critical Documents

Place any important documents in a sealed, waterproof container to keep them dry and easily accessible.

Tools and Safety Items

Small items like matches, flashlights, a multi-tool, pocket knife, and a whistle (to signal for help) can make a huge difference for your family while weathering a storm. 


Have at least a three-days’ supply of non-perishable food and water for your family. Remember to store anything specific to your family’s needs. 

Warm Clothing and Blankets

Warm clothes and blankets can help prevent hypothermia. Do not forget warm, waterproof, and protective footwear as well as gloves.

In the event that your home or business is damaged by severe weather, please don’t hesitate to call SERVPRO of Gurnee at 847-838-2954 for assistance.  Our team is available 24/7/365 for your water damage emergencies as well as a variety of other property repairs.

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