Here's what to have on hand if the power goes out during a winter storm

Here's what to have at home in the event of a power outage during a winter storm -- something that could last days or even weeks in some instances.

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1/28/2022 4:30:00 PM

Here's what to have at home in the event of a power outage during a winter storm -- something that could last days or even weeks in some instances.

Here's what to have at home in the event of a power outage during a winter storm -- something that could last days or even weeks in some instances.

WaterFILE - Plastic bottles with drinking water are shown in a file image dated July 19, 2021. (Photo by Fabian Strauch/picture alliance via Getty Images)You'll want to stock up on bottled water. Get a gallon of water, per person/per day, for a minimum of 3 days.

FoodFILE - An assortment of donated items that need to be sorted are shown in a file image dated Sept. 17, 2021. (Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images)Pick up at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable foods that don't require heat for cooking. That includes canned meat, fruit, vegetables, peanut butter, protein bars and other snacks.

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inside your home when the power goes out and temperatures drop. Water FILE - Plastic bottles with drinking water are shown in a file image dated July 19, 2021. (Photo by Fabian Strauch/picture alliance via Getty Images) You'll want to stock up on bottled water. Get a gallon of water, per person/per day, for a minimum of 3 days. Food FILE - An assortment of donated items that need to be sorted are shown in a file image dated Sept. 17, 2021. (Photo by Ben Hasty/MediaNews Group/Reading Eagle via Getty Images) Pick up at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable foods that don't require heat for cooking. That includes canned meat, fruit, vegetables, peanut butter, protein bars and other snacks. Tools FILE - A pile of batteries is shown in a file image dated April 27, 2014. (Photo via Getty Images) Make sure you have a battery-operated or hand-crank radio, a manual can opener, a flashlight, extra batteries, a basic tool kit and extra battery-powered cellphone chargers. It's also important to have a first aid kit and, if needed, supplies for babies. Personal Items FILE - A woman takes a pill in a file image dated Nov. 14, 2018, in Ankara, Turkey. (Photo by Dogukan Keskinkilic/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) (Photo by Dogukan Keskinkilic/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images) If you can, pick up an extra supply of prescription medications for you or other members of your family. Gather supplies for important medical equipment and come up with a plan if you depend on refrigerated medication or other devices you may rely on that need electricity. Money FILE - In this photo illustration, a person holds several U.S. $20 bills and a $100 bill on Jan. 12, 2021. (Photo by Artur Widak/NurPhoto via Getty Images) Banks may be closed if the power goes out and ATMs won't work. Be sure to grab some extra cash just in case you need to leave your home in an emergency. Warm Clothing If the power is out for an extended period of time, you'll want to have plenty of blankets and other warm clothing for you and your entire family. If you're looking for more items to include in your emergency kit,