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Tips for emergency-related Valentine’s Day gifts (Video)

A shelter-in-place gift basket complete with a plastic wine glass, first aid kit, blanket and other essentials, can make an excellent Valentine's Day emergency-related gift. (Courtesy YouTube)

WASHINGTON — Fairfax County is hoping it can spread some love — and emergency preparedness — this Valentine’s Day.

The Fairfax County Office of Emergency Management shared emergency-related gift ideas just in time for Valentine’s Day. Also, February is a time of year when there can be more weather-related emergencies.

“There was a big snowstorm on Valentine’s Day last year, which caused a lot of problems for those last minute gift givers. While we aren’t expecting a major snowstorm this year, you still don’t want to wait until the last minute to get your Valentine a gift,” the department said in a news release.

Some gift ideas include a bouquet of flashlights, an emergency-plan card and a shelter-in-place gift basket complete with a plastic wineglass, first aid kit, blanket and other essentials.

Watch a video with gift ideas:

Get more emergency preparedness information on the Fairfax County website.

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