Be Prepared for Bad Weather

By | Dec 20, 2009

Winter has arrived. If you don’t think that it has, just ask those in the Mid-Atlantic region who have had to shovel out from over a foot and a half of snow. Here are a few things to think about before it gets any deeper into winter.

Is everything ready for winter? Has the furnace, heat pump, electric heat or wood stove been clean, check and pronounced ready to go? This includes checking the fuel level. The last thing you want is to run out of wood, propane or oil in the middle of a snow storm.

Have battery powered flashlights and radio. Change the batteries and make sure there is a stock available. Know where they are. It seems as if the electric fails after dark.

When leaving the house prepare for the worst. Even if it’s just a quick trip out to put food in the bird feeder. Wear proper clothing for the weather, a coat, gloves, hat and scarf. Take the cell phone or cordless phone with you, just in case of a fall or any other accident.

It’s a good idea to keep a week’s supply of food and water on hand. Have an old fashioned hand can opener available in case the electric goes out and that the food can be eaten without cooking.

For those using prescription medicine, if possible try to have them refilled a week ahead of time so that you can have a week worth of supply available in case of a major storm.

Prepare for the worst and hope for the best.


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