ATLANTA (CBS46) — With just two days left to prepare for potentially severe winter weather, local agencies are asking Metro Atlanta residents to have an emergency kit handy.

Georgia Power suggests including items to keep warm and provide light in the event of a power outage.

Georgia Power guide to winter weather

Here is a list of recommended items:

• Flashlight (with extra batteries)

• Clothes & blankets

• Portable cell phone charger

• Non-perishable food items

If you plan to use a fireplace for warmth, Georgia Power suggests making sure the chimney is well ventilated.

Also, space heaters should be kept away from furniture, drapes, children and pets.

Experts recommend stocking up on shovels and other essential items to be prepared for whatever comes.

You can stay on top of severe weather by downloading the CBS46 Weather App or clicking here.

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