WintWxCover

Before a Winter Storm

  • Add winter supplies like rock salt and shovels to your disaster supplies kit.
  • Prepare for possible isolation in your home by having sufficient heating fuel; regular fuel sources may be cut off.
  • Insulate pipes with insulation or newspapers and plastic and allow faucets to drip a little during cold weather to avoid freezing.
  • Learn how to shut off water valves in case a pipe bursts.
  • Have your vehicle serviced to ensure it is prepared for the winter season.

After a Winter Storm

  • Listen to your local radio or television station for the latest weather and traffic reports.
  • Go to a designated shelter if your home loses power or heat during periods of extreme cold.
  • Check on your animals and ensure that their access to food and water is not blocked by snow drifts, ice or other obstacles. Shelter them indoors, if possible.
  • Be aware of possible carbon monoxide poisoning, electric shock and fire if using alternative sources for electricity, heating or cooking.