Be Prepared

The Langlade County Health Department encourages everyone to be prepared for weather related emergencies. Planning and preparing for emergency situations requires you to think through situations before an emergency actually exists. One way to prepare for an emergency is to have a home emergency kit available. Having the following items on hand will be useful if you need to stay home during an emergency:

  • Have a supply of drinking water on hand
  • Various canned foods and a can opener
  • Dry cereal and crackers
  • Juices
  • Baby food and infant supplies such as diapers and wipes
  • Pet food and pet supplies
  • Flash light and extra batteries
  • Portable radio
  • Hygiene products
  • First-aid kit
  • Blankets
  • Any other supplies that you think you may need

Store your supplies in a cool, dry place in large sealable containers. Rotate your supplies periodically to keep them fresh and ready for use. If using a portable generator or heating device, make sure the unit is properly vented to the outside. For further information on home emergency kits or other emergency preparedness topics, contact the Langlade County Health Department at 715-627-6250.

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