Red Cross selling winter storm kits The Sioux Empire American Red Cross has winter storm kits available for purchase. A winter storm kit should be kept in each vehicle used during winter months.
The kits contain items such as water, high energy bars, a thermal blanket and a lightstick that would help keep a person alive if they became stranded in their vehicle during a winter storm.
Other items should also be kept in the vehicle during the winter season such as a sleeping bag, jumper cables, shovel, flashlight with fresh batteries, and warm boots, gloves and hats.
The winter storm kits may be purchased from the Sioux Empire American Red Cross for $20 each.
The kits can be mailed for the additional cost of postage and packaging.
The Sioux Empire American Red Cross also has available free brochures on winter storms and guide to survival. The brochures explain the differences among a winter storm watch, warning and advisory, how to best prepare for a storm, and what to do if caught in a winter storm outside, in a vehicle, or at home.
For information on obtaining a winter storm kit or brochure, contact the Sioux Empire American Red Cross at 808 N. West Avenue, Sioux Falls, 336-2448.