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Preparing For a Winter Storm

5/14/2020 (Permalink)

Preparing for a Winter Storm

There are many different aspects of preparation for a winter storm. There is preparing your home, preparing for the things that you will need if the roads are not passable and thinking outside of the box about the things that we take for granted in our everyday lives.

SERVPRO® of Fredericksburg has put together this list to help you get started in preparing for a winter storm. Everyone should always personalize and add to the list to accommodate their needs.

  • Water – At least a 3-day supply; one gallon per person per day
  • Food – At least a 3-day supply of non-perishable, easy to prepare food
  • Baby food and supplies- If needed
  • Pet food and supplies - If needed
  • Medications – 7 Day supply along with batteries needed for any medical devices, including hearing aids.
  • Sanitation and personal hygiene supplies
  • Battery powered and hand cranked radio, extra batteries
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Heat source
  • Remember *Carbon monoxide is a silent killer* Do NOT ever use a generator, grill, gasoline, propane or charcoal burning device inside your home, garage, basement or any closed in area. These should only be used outside.
  • Cell Phones – Fully Charged and portable chargers
  • Check on the elderly and handicapped if you can, help them prepare for the storm and then keep in contact with them if possible. A simple phone call could make their day or save their life.
  • Put your snow shovel and ice melting products inside so you do not have to go out in the elements to get them.
  • If you must leave home due to the conditions make sure you know where the nearest shelter to you is located.
  • Prepare your vehicle before the storm arrives. Have enough gas, windshield washer fluid and good wiper blades.  Always have an emergency kit in your vehicle that contains an emergency blanket that will keep you warm if your vehicle becomes stranded.

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