Ways to Prepare for the Upcoming Winter Storm

Ways you can prepare for the upcoming winter storm.
Here are some ways to prepare for the upcoming winter storm:
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest weather conditions and forecast with the SkyTracker Weather team. Also, download our mobile app for Android and Apple devices.
  • Have at least three days of non-perishable food and two gallons of water per day per person on hand as well as a manual can opener.
  • Have on hand flashlights, a portable radio and extra batteries.
  • Keep vehicle fuel tanks at least half full.
  • Fully charge cell phones, laptops and any other devices before the storm.
  • Assemble a first aid kit including prescription medications and special items for infants or people with disabilities.
  • Before the storm set refrigerator and freezer to their coldest settings.
  • check on the well-being of relatives and acquaintances, especially the elderly or others with access and functional needs.
  • If the power goes out: Use flashlights and battery-powered lanterns, not candles, for emergency lighting.
  • Operate emergency generators safely, with exhaust directed away from buildings.
  • Never use outdoor cooking appliances indoors because of the danger of carbon monoxide poisoning.
  • Report the outage to your electric utility.
  • Do not call 9-1-1 unless there’s an emergency.Stay clear of downed wires. Always assume downed power lines are live.

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