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As the leaves fall from the trees and the nights and days get colder, the winter storm season is right around the corner. Are you ready?

See Also: 5 Disaster Prep Tips for Older Americans

We’ve learned from experience here in the Northeast that a natural disaster or other emergency can happen at any time (remember last October’s snow storm?), so it’s best to be prepared and have a plan.

AARP has developed Operation Emergency Prepare to provide tips and resources that can help you prepare for weather-related or other emergencies, as well as check lists and other information you can use to help family or friends who may need assistance.
 
Here are five straightforward – and relatively simple – steps to review your emergency preparedness:
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