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Winter is right around the corner. In fact, nearly all of Iowa is under a freeze watch this weekend. The Farmer's Almanac even predicted that this winter is going to be a "frigid and snowy" one, so it's best that you start getting prepared.
Here are some items that you should absolutely keep in your car before the first snowfall in case of an emergency.
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It's always a good idea to keep a blanket in the car. This would especially come in handy to keep you warm if you were to get stuck in the snow and had to wait for help. The thermo-conductive coating in this particular blanket reflects body heat and keeps you warm and cozy. And there's no cord or plugs.
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OXO Good Grips Extendable Twister Snow Brush with Ice Scraper

Snowfall can freeze quickly in the winter and there's nothing worse than walking out to an ice covered car. Pick up one of these nifty tools to get rid of any ice and snow on your vehicle. It even extends to get those hard to reach spots.

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Lifeline AAA Premium Road, 42 Piece Emergency Car Jumper Cables, Flashlight and First Aid Kit

This is the perfect kit to keep in your car in case of emergencies. This little bag consists of jumper cables, a flashlight with batteries, a first aid kit, and more! You'll feel a lot safer knowing you've got this in your vehicle.

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Red LED Emergency Roadside Flares 

These roadside beacons could save your life! They can stand on the road or attach to your vehicle (they're magnetic) to grab attention. Plus, they come equipped with batteries.

These are just a few items that would come in handy. It's also a good idea to keep some extra warm clothes, hand warmers, and some snacks in your vehicle, too. The snow will be here before we know it, so make sure you're prepared.