Car with snow on windshield

Before Winter Storms and Extreme Cold

To prepare for winter weather you should do the following:

  • Add winter supplies to your emergency kit 
    • Rock salt
    • Shovel
    • Blankets/clothing
  • Make a Family Communications Plan. Your family may not be together when disaster strikes, so it is important to know how you will contact one another, how you will get back together and what you will do in case of an emergency.
  • Listen to NOAA Weather Radio or other local news channels for critical information from the National Weather Service (NWS).  Be alert to changing weather conditions.
  • Minimize travel.  If travel is necessary, keep a disaster supplies kit in your vehicle.
  • Bring pets/companion animals inside during winter weather.  Move other animals to sheltered areas with non-frozen drinking water.
  • Winterize your vehicle
  • Winterize you home
  • Have a CO detector
  • Know the weather terms.

http://www.ready.gov/winter-weather