Although the days are gradually becoming longer, winter weather is sure to affect us in the coming months. Here are a few winter preparedness tips for you and your family:
- Discuss emergency notifications and expectations with your workplace and/or schools.
- Install carbon monoxide detectors in your home or check the batteries if you already have one.
- Keep generators outdoors and at least 20 feet from any door, window, or vent.
- Stay informed of weather conditions using local alerts and news sources.
- Plan ahead and stay indoors if the weather forecast predicts winter storms. If you must venture out, wear several layers of clothing, preferably wool or downy material.
- If the power goes out, close off unused rooms to consolidate heat.
- Wear layered clothing and use blankets or sleeping bags to stay warm.
- NEVER use generators, outdoor heating or cooking equipment inside your home.
- Keep disaster supplies in your vehicle, make sure your vehicle is properly equipped, and use extra precaution on the roads.
For more winter weather preparedness information, visit www.ready.gov/winter