Winter Weather Preparedness Tips

Temps in the 20°-30°s expected next week! Here are some winter weather preparedness tips via

  • Create a Home Emergency Kit: Include enough supplies for three days of self-sufficiency.
  • Food & Water: include water (one gallon, per person, per day) and non perishable foods that do not necessarily need to be warmed, like crackers, cereal, peanut butter and canned goods.
  • Supplies: Include flashlights and extra batteries or candles for light if power fails, blankets for warmth, whistle to signal for help, cell phone chargers.
  • Hygiene: Moist towelettes, garbage bags and plastic ties for sanitation.
  • Create a Car Emergency Kit
  • Supplies: Include items like jumper cables, flashlights, phone charger, ice scraper, extra blankets for warmth and cat litter for traction.
  • Food & Water: Include non-perishable food items and water.
  • Fire & Heater Safety:
    • Keep at least three feet of clear space around fireplaces and heaters to prevent a fire.
    • Keep a fire extinguisher in your home and make sure everyone knows how to use it.
    • Use electric heaters with automatic shut-off when tipped over.
    • Change Batteries
    • Change batteries in smoke detectors and carbon-monoxide detectors.
    • If your detectors are outdated, purchase new ones to ensure immediate detection of fire or carbon-monoxide concentration.
  • Insulate Doors & Windows
  • Place weather stripping around doors and window sills to help keep heat in.
  • If you do not have storm windows, cover windows with plastic from the inside to keep cold air outside.

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