The Clinton Herald, Clinton, Iowa

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April 30, 2014

Severe weather key: Prepare

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• Fire extinguisher

• Matches in a waterproof container

• Feminine supplies and personal hygiene items

• Mess kits, paper cups, plates and plastic utensils, paper towels

• Paper and pencil

• Books, games, puzzles or other activities for children

The Clinton County Emergency Management Agency also reminds residents that we rarely know when a disaster will strike. It could be tomorrow, or it could be 10 years from now. Every 6 months you and your family should review and rotate items in your emergency supply kit. (For some families, you may want to consider doing this more often if there is an infant in the family or someone else who has rapidly changing dietary needs.) In order to make sure that your supplies will be fresh and usable when you need them most, consider rotating new food into your kit, exchanging old batteries for new, rotating fresh water into your kit, making sure the extra clothing still fits, any prescriptions are current and that nothing is outdated in your first-aid kit.

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