HOUSTON (FOX 26) - You should have a disaster preparedness kit ready to go well before a storm is ever on the way. At a minimum, your kit should have the basic supplies like food, water, first aid supplies and flashlights.
Reporter Deneige Broom spoke with Dwayne Meyers from C & D Hardware about other items you should have in your kit that people may not think of at first.
He reminds everyone to have a way to cook food when the power goes out. He suggests a charcoal or propane grill.
Other items he recommends include adjustable window screens, games to keep kids entertained, a tub stopper so you have a supply of water, and cash in smaller denominations like $1s and $5s.
He says even if you don't need the supplies today, it's always good to be prepared.
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