Texas officials want you to build a kit for the next winter storm

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — The scars and trauma from last February’s winter storm are still on a lot of people’s minds. While the likelihood of another winter storm this year is unlikely, state officials are asking you to prepare.

Meteorologist Kristen Currie spoke with Wes Rapaport from Texas Division of Emergency Management about what you need in your kit ahead of a storm and steps you can take to make sure you’re kit is safe. Watch the full interview above to learn more.

What should you have in your weather preparedness kit:

  • Have enough supplies to last several days
  • Food and water for several days
  • Pet food and supplies
  • First Aid Kit
  • Flashlight and phone chargers in case power goes out
  • A list of emergency phone numbers (211 or city/county disaster relief numbers)

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