What needs to be done
BEFORE the storm strikes...

AT HOME OR AT WORK...

Have available:

  • Flashlight and extra batteries.
  • Battery-powered NOAA Weather Radio or commercial radio to receive vital emergency information.
  • Extra food and water.  High energy food or food that requires no cooking is ideal.
  • First-aid supplies.
  • Emergency heating source, such as a fireplace or space heater.  Be sure to provide proper ventilation!
  • Cell phone.

 

IN A VEHICLE...

Plan your travel and check the latest weather reports to avoid the storm!

But if you do travel...

  • Fully check and winterize your vehicle before the winter season begins.
  • Carry a winter storm survival kit that includes: blankets or sleeping bags, flashlight with extra batteries, first-aid kit, knife, high-calorie non-perishable food, extra clothing to keep dry, sand or kitty litter for traction, shovel, windshield scraper/brush, booster cables, tool kit, cell phone.
  • Keep your gas tank near full.
  • Try not to travel alone.
  • Let others know your timetable, as well as primary and alternate routes.

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