- Plenty of bottled water
- Flashlights and batteries
- Non-perishable food
- First aid kit
- A battery operated radio
If you do need to go outside in very cold temperatures, follow these basic guidelines to keep your body warm and protected:
- Bundle up and pay extra attention to your hands, feet, and head.
- If you're going to be outside for an extended period of time, try to come in and warm up every 30 to 60 minutes.
- If your fingers, toes, nose, ears, or any other part of your body feels numb, go inside as soon as possible.
- If you get wet or feel numb, go inside and remove wet clothing as soon as possible. Wiggle your fingers and toes to increase circulation.