Emergency preparedness gear can make great last minute gifts, according to a spokesman from the state. While a first aid kit or a weather radio may not seem like an exciting present, Illinois emergency Management Agency spokesman Patti Thompson says it's the one that loved ones may be thankful for someday.
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Thompson says many hardware and department stores carry the weather radios and some pre-packaged home and car emergency kits. Or you can make your own by placing items like batteries, bottled water, non-perishable food, and more in a large plastic container as a gift.