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Winter is Coming--What to Do!

10/12/2021 (Permalink)

Stalagtites of ice hanging from the ceiling If this is what you see when you look up at your ceiling, you may have missed a few steps.

A winter storm can keep you stuck indoors for days without any power. How do you make preparations for a snowstorm? 

  • If you live in a town where it snows often, it is a good idea to invest in a gas-powered generator. A reliable generator and fuel supply can save your keister.
  • Inspect your chimney and clean it before winter.
  • Get a radio that uses batteries.
  • Make sure you have batteries.
  • Clean your gutters and ensure your roof is stable.
  • Make sure your walls and attics are properly insulated.
  • Stock up on blankets and keep em nearby.
  • Make sure you have a fully-stocked first aid kit.
  • Learn first aid for hypothermia and frostbite.
  • Make sure you have a functioning fire extinguisher.
  • Get sand, ice salt, or kitty litter for icy surfaces.

What to do just before a storm:

  • You'll need to stock up on fuel for the generator.
  • Charge all phones, rechargeable batteries, and power banks.
  • Collect your flashlights and load em up with batteries.
  • Fill your gas tank and have spare gas at the ready.
  • Make sure you have plenty of non-perishable foods and toilet paper.
  • Bring pets and plants indoors.
  • Make sure your oven and stove are clean and work with no issues.
  • Let all faucets drip slowly and insulate exposed pipes with newspapers or other insulation materials.

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