Are You Ready for The Next Winter Storm?
It happens every time there is a winter storm in the forecast - we hurry out for shovels, rock salt, bread, eggs and milk. The recent blizzard caused many of us to scramble to get ready. So are you prepared are you for the next winter storm?
Winter storm preparedness is so much more than just buying milk and eggs. We have these five helpful tips from the American Red Cross of New Jersey.
Have at least a three-day supply of water and non-perishable food as well as a seven-day supply of medications.
To prevent frozen pipes - run water, even at a trickle, to help prevent them from freezing.
Space heaters should sit on a level, hard surface and kept at least three feet away from anything flammable.
Plan for potential power outages. Have flashlights on hand and keep cell phones and portable chargers fully charged.
Make sure your car has an emergency kit, water, snacks and blankets and jumper cables and flares in case you get stuck. Keep the gas tank full to prevent the fuel line from freezing. Of course, if possible, stay off the roads.