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March 9, 2022

Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Winter weather

Submitted by Savannah Greiner

Winter travel

Winter weather can bring a lot of impactful hazards: ice, power outages, sleet, wind chill and snow. Ensuring you have supplies for your home, work and vehicle are crucial during a winter storm, especially if there is a power outage. Here are some tips to prepare:

  • Have any supplies necessary — flashlight, batteries, extra charging options for phones, weather radio, food, water, prescription medicine, first aid supplies — at your home.
  • If you have a generator, do not run in an enclosed space, make sure your carbon monoxide detector is working.
  • Dress appropriately during extreme wind chill advisories, wear layers as needed.
  • Know the weather forecast before getting on the road; if you can, change your schedule to avoid driving in the storm.
  • In your vehicle have supplies in case you get stranded or stuck: an extra charger, blankets, extra clothing layers, first aid kit, windshield scraper, water and food.
  • If you have pets, bring them inside and have extra water and feed available.

For more information, visit ready.gov/winter-weather