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Eco Minute October 23, 2015

If you don’t already have one, this is a good time to prepare a winter emergency kit. You probably have a hurricane kit, but with just a few additions it will work great for any winter emergencies.  Be sure you have candles and matches or lighters or battery operated lanterns and a supply of batteries in case of a power outage.  Get the phone number of any utilities – power, water, and gas companies and post it somewhere accessible or program it in your cell phone.  Consider a battery backup for your computer or any sensitive electronic equipment.  Be sure you have bottled water and non-perishable food supplies for a few days and don’t forget pet food if you have pets.  Be sure to have blankets to keep warm in case of power failure and a first-aid kit.  Be sure you have an evacuation plan and a family meeting place in case of fire.