Here's what should be in your emergency kit

GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - The Red Cross says emergency kits should contain the following:
• A three-day supply of water—one gallon per person per day
• A three-day supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food
• Flashlight
• Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible)
• Extra batteries
• First aid kit
• Medications (7-day supply) and medical items
• Multi-purpose tool
• Sanitation and personal hygiene items
• Copies of important documents such as a list of medications someone takes and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, and insurance policies
• A digital disaster kit on a password-protected area of an Internet server or a flash drive with copies of all important documents, contact information and even family photographs
• Cell phone with chargers
• Family and emergency contact information
• Extra cash
• Emergency blanket
• Map(s) of the area

It is important to remember that some of these items can and will expire and need to be replaced each year or every few years. If you already have an emergency kit, it is always a good idea to check each item and make sure it is in good working order before the start of the season.