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Winter Weather Preparedness
Before winter weather strikes, make sure your home, office and vehicles are stocked with the supplies you might need.
At Home and Work
Your primary concerns at home or work during a winter storm are loss of heat, power and telephone service and a shortage of supplies if storm conditions continue for more than a day. In either place, you should have available:
Flashlight and extra batteries
Battery-powered NOAA Weather Radio and portable radio to receive emergency information
Extra food and water such as dried fruit, nuts, granola bars and other food requiring no cooking or refrigeration.
Extra prescription medicine
Baby items such as diapers and formula
Heating fuel: refuel before you are empty; fuel carriers may not reach you for days after a winter storm
Emergency heat source: fireplace, wood stove or space heater properly ventilated to prevent a fire
Fire extinguisher, smoke alarm; test smoke alarms monthly to ensure they work properly
Extra pet food and warm shelter for pets
In your Car and On the go
Fully check and winterize your vehicle before the winter season begins. Carry a Winter Storm Survival Kit that includes the following:
Mobile phone, charger, batteries
Flashlight with extra batteries
High-calorie, non-perishable food
Extra clothing to keep dry
Sack of sand or cat litter for traction
Windshield scraper and brush
Battery booster cables
Candle and matches to provide light and in an emergency, lifesaving heat.
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