Is your disaster kit ready for the spring storm season?


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WICHITA, Kan. -- Following a natural disaster, there are many dangers people could face, but one little kit could ease the stress from all the damage.

The Salvation Army suggests that all families have some type of disaster kit. Inside the kit would be food and water for at least three days, important documents, clothing and many other small items.

Cheryl Drouin lives in west Wichita, last year she said she was not prepared for the severe storms. "I was not prepared at all, I did not have a radio, I did not have a flashlight. I keep having to run upstairs and back down to the basement," Drouin said, "by the time I got everything, the severe weather threat was over."

This year she has a kit, with all the essentials that the Salvation Army recommends.

That list includes; a supply of water and food that can last three days, clothing, shoes and glasses, blankets, a first aid kid, a battery powered radio and flashlight, some spending money, an spare set of car keys and a list of medical information.

Drouin's list has a few more items on it. She has a whistle so if she needs to be heard, she can make noise and also kept her old driving licenses so she has some type of identification.


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