(HealthDay News) — From tornadoes to thunderstorms to floods, spring weather can be unpredictable. Be prepared with a kit of essential emergency supplies.

Here are items to include, suggested by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • A flashlight, weather radio and batteries, as well as an emergency evacuation plan for your family.
  • Contact information for your family and neighbors, insurance information and medical information.
  • A first aid kit, including bandages and antibiotic ointment.
  • A supply of non-perishable food and bottled water to last up to five days.
  • Sleeping bags, blankets and personal hygiene items.
  • An emergency kit for your car.

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