Snow Storm Emergency Preparedness Tips

If you live in an area that gets a lot of snow during the winter months, you know how important it is to prepare for big snowstorms ahead of time. You may find yourself stuck for long periods of time during a snowstorm. The heavy snow can cause trees or large branches to fall and cut power lines. Here’s what you should do to make sure you’re not caught unaware by a blizzard.

Winterize Your Center And Vehicles

At the beginning of the cold season make sure both your building and your vehicles are ready for winter. Put on winter tires, fill up the antifreeze and stock your car with a shovel, sand, snow tires, warm blankets and a bit of water and food.

Keeping some emergency water and food rations along with a battery operated weather radio and plenty of ways to stay warm is also a good idea.

Pay Attention To Weather Forecasts

The good thing about winter storms these days is that meteorologists have gotten pretty good at predicting them well in advance. Have a plan in place for what criteria you’ll use to close the school for a snow day. Watch weather forecasts regularly throughout the colder months and set up storm alerts on your phone to give you plenty of time to prepare. You may need to close early when a storm is moving in.