As all Michiganders know, winter storms can range from moderate snow over a few hours to a blinding blizzard that lasts for several days.  Here are a few things to keep in mind when preparing for winter weather:

What supplies do I need?
Water – at least a 3-day supply; one gallon per person per day;
Food – at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food;
Extra batteries;
Medications – 7-day supply;
Extra cash;
Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers).

For a complete three-part safety checklist, and for more information, go to American Red Cross Winter Storm Safety Checklist

Information courtesy of American Red Cross, disaster and emergency preparedness,