March 9, 2022
Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Winter weather
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.