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Emergency Prep Essentials to Have on Hand for Winter Emergencies, Floods, and Natural Disasters in 2023<!-- wp:html --><p>Photo: Scouted/The Daily Beast/iStock.</p> <p><a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/category/scouted"><em><strong>Scouted</strong></em></a><em><strong> selects products independently. If you purchase something from our posts, we may earn a small commission.</strong></em></p> <p>Whenever there is a natural disaster or emergency, it’s natural to reevaluate our emergency prep evacuation plan and take stock of emergency prep supplies. Regardless of the season or where you live, it’s important to have a <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/now-is-the-perfect-time-to-buy-an-emergency-survival-bag">winter emergency survival kit for home and car</a> (and a general emergency preparedness kit while you’re at it) if a natural disaster, power blackout, floods, or other safety crises should occur.</p> <p>According to the <a href="http://cdc.gov/disasters/winter/beforestorm/preparehome.html">CDC</a>, it’s best to stay inside and avoid the roads during a winter storm, but it’s important to have your car equipped with cold-weather essentials if you ever need to vacate or shelter in place (whether that be in your home or your vehicle.) It’s essential to have vehicle safety accessories and tools on hand, including tire chains, rope, windshield scrapers, and cat litter or sand to help assist with traction. That said, it’s equally important to arm your home with <a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/if-youre-not-a-prepper-already-what-are-you-waiting-for">emergency survival essentials</a>—some of which should be portable for evacuations—to help you and your family withstand the elements when essential survival resources like food, water, heat, and power may be scarce or unavailable. </p> <p><a href="https://www.thedailybeast.com/winter-emergency-survival-kit-for-home-and-car">Read more at The Daily Beast.</a></p><!-- /wp:html -->

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Whenever there is a natural disaster or emergency, it’s natural to reevaluate our emergency prep evacuation plan and take stock of emergency prep supplies. Regardless of the season or where you live, it’s important to have a winter emergency survival kit for home and car (and a general emergency preparedness kit while you’re at it) if a natural disaster, power blackout, floods, or other safety crises should occur.

According to the CDC, it’s best to stay inside and avoid the roads during a winter storm, but it’s important to have your car equipped with cold-weather essentials if you ever need to vacate or shelter in place (whether that be in your home or your vehicle.) It’s essential to have vehicle safety accessories and tools on hand, including tire chains, rope, windshield scrapers, and cat litter or sand to help assist with traction. That said, it’s equally important to arm your home with emergency survival essentials—some of which should be portable for evacuations—to help you and your family withstand the elements when essential survival resources like food, water, heat, and power may be scarce or unavailable.

Read more at The Daily Beast.

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