Cell phone, portable charger, and extra batteries; battery-powered radio, with extra batteries, for listening to local emergency instructions; and/or NOAA weather radio receiver for listening to National Weather Service broadcasts.
Extra blankets, sleeping bags, warm winter coats, fireplace with dry firewood or a gas log fireplace, portable space heaters or kerosene heaters
Battery-powered flashlights or lanterns; if using candles, never leave lit candles alone.
Food and safety
Drinking water, canned and/or ready-to-eat food, manual can opener, medicine, first-aid kit, rock salt and/or cat litter or sand for walkways
Keep a water supply. Leave all water taps slightly open so they drip continuously. Keep the indoor temperature warm. Allow more heated air near pipes. Open kitchen cabinet doors under the kitchen sink. If pipes freeze, thaw slowly with warm air from an electric hair dryer.
Car and emergency
Cell phone, portable charger, battery-powered radio, flashlight, extra batteries, shovel, windshield scraper, water, food, hats, coats, mittens, blankets.