Tips To Stay Safe During Winter Storm Power Outages – PortageOnline.com
One of the most common emergency situations is a blizzard or winter storm. Winter storms can be accompanied by power outages that could last multiple days, and power could take even longer to restore if you live in a rural area. Prepare by compiling an emergency kit that includes food, water and personal hygiene equipment. To make your emergency kit ready for winter include extra blankets, candles and even some playing cards to help with the boredom.
- Keep a Basic Home Emergency kit in your house that contains essentials like food, water, toiletries, and necessary medications.
- Make sure you have candles or some form of lighting, plus blankets to keep yourself warm.
- Fuel up your vehicle before a storm because afterward, gas stations may be closed.
“Blizzards and winter storms remain the most common emergency situations facing residents, though a few simple steps can ensure your family is prepared for the worst.”