Winter Weather Preparedness

    Winter Weather Preparedness

    Nov 16, 2018

    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:

    Drinking water

    Flashlight with extra batteries

    Plastic sheeting

    Duct tape

    Manual can opener

    Non-perishable food


    Hand-crank NOAA weather radio

    Battery-powered cell phone charger

    Being Prepared

    Assemble an emergency kit.

    Get a manual can opener to use if the power goes out.

    Pro Tip

    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.)

    Best Practices

    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.