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Getting Edmond ready for ice storm

By John Williams Modified: January 28, 2010 at 11:48 am •  Published: January 28, 2010

EDMOND — The approaching round of ice and snow aimed at Edmond could bring your normal routine to a screeching, or in this case, a sliding halt. Take all precautions to prepare as you do during tornado season. It’s better to err on the side of safety than be left without provisions should the ice storm take down power lines. It is also important that you register for the city of Edmond’s CodeRED Emergency Notification System to receive weather or public safety-related warnings. The voice messaging system alerts Edmond residents by phone about local emergencies. To sign up, go to the city of Edmond’s Web site, www.edmondok. com, and click on the CodeRED link.

Kit suggestions
Edmond’s Emergency Management Director Matt Stillwell advises that everyone have the following basic supplies in an emergency kit:

• One gallon of drinking water per person per day.

• Manual can opener.

• Nonperishable foods including canned meat, fish, fruit or vegetables.

• Bread in moisture-proof packaging.

• Cookies, candy or dried fruit.

• Canned soups and nonperishable milk.

• Powdered or single serve drinks.

• One flashlight per person.

• Portable battery-powered lanterns.

• Large trash bags.

• Battery-operated radio.

• Extra batteries, including hearing aid batteries.

• First aid kit including aspirin and antibiotic cream.

• Cash.

Supply kit

"�A full list of what to have in an emergency supply kit is available on the Edmond blog at


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