Winter Weather Preparedness
Time to get not only your car winter ready but also your home. Since we have already had our first snowfall of the season, here are some useful tools, materials and steps to insure readiness where you live.
Tools & Materials:
Flashlight with extra batteries
Manual can opener
Hand-crank NOAA weather radio
Battery-powered cell phone charger
Assemble an emergency kit.
Get a manual can opener to use if the power goes out.
Prepare for winter weather before it arrives. Include at least one gallon of water per person per day for three days; a flashlight with extra batteries, medications, plastic sheeting, duct tape, non-perishable food. (Use plastic sheeting and duct tape to seal windows and doors if the power goes out and you need to preserve heat.)
For weather alerts, get a hand-crank NOAA weather radio, which does not need batteries.
To keep cell phones working, get a battery charger with extra batteries.