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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – Dominion Virginia Power suggests you keep an emergency preparedness kit in your home.

Recommended items include:

  1. Water, one gallon of water per person per day for at least three days
  2. Food, at least a three-day supply of non-perishable food
  3. Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert
  4. Flashlight and extra batteries
  5. First aid kit
  6. Whistle to signal for help
  7. Dust mask, to help filter contaminated air
  8. Plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  9. Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for personal sanitation
  10. Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  11. Can opener for food
  12. Local maps
  13. Cell phone with chargers