Storm safety

With the storms that overtook Butte County—and California in general—last month, citizens as well as local officials have started thinking about long-term power failure. Here is a short list of recommended items to keep in a 72-hour disaster kit.

Emergency supplies checklist

• Candles and matches
• Essential medications
• Cash
• Sanitation supplies
• Water purification kit
• Portable radio, flashlight and spare batteries
• Portable stove
• Cord phone
• Tent
• Fire extinguisher