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Red Cross Urges Residents to Prepare for Winter Weather

The Red Cross recommends stocking up on easy-to-prepare foods, medications for family members, diapers, baby formula, pet food, extra-batteries for flashlights, and hygiene items like toilet paper and tissues. Make sure you have enough wood or coal for fireplaces or coal-burning stoves. In addition, the Red Cross offers the following ideas to help stay safe during winter storms:

For more information about better preparing for this approaching storm, to download our safety brochure or to take an interactive preparedness test online visit our website: You can also pick up Be Red Cross Ready information at any local American Red Cross chapter. Unsure of where your local chapters are? Find a complete list including contact information online: