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Fall back......and gear up for storms

Daylight Savings Time ends early Sunday morning, so don’t forget to set your clocks back an hour.

While you’re at it, change the batteries in your smoke detectors and weather radios. It’s also a good time to create or refine your emergency plan, as well as check emergency kits.

Among the items you should include in an emergency kit are:

One gallon of water per person, per dayCanned goodsCanned juices, milk and soupHigh-energy foods such as peanut butter, jelly, granola bars, trail mix, and crackersComfort foods such as cookies, hard candy, cereal, instant coffee and tea bagsClothing and BeddingSturdy shoes or work bootsRain gearBlankets and sleeping bagsA hat and gloves

Tools and SuppliesA battery-operated television or radioExtra batteriesFlashlight and batteriesCash or traveler’s checks and changeManual can openerUtility knifeMatches in a waterproof containerPaper or plastic eating utensilsSoap and other personal hygiene items

First Aid KitSterile adhesive bandagesSterile gauze padsAdhesive tapeScissors, tweezers, needles and safety pinsAntiseptic sprayThermometer

For a complete list of items to include in your kit, visit Sedgwick County Emergency Management at www.sedgwickcounty.org.

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