At Home and Work Primary concerns are loss of heat, power and telephone service and a shortage of supplies if storm conditions continue for more than a day.
Flashlight and extra batteries.
Battery-powered NOAA Weather Radio and portable radio to receive emergency information. These may be your only links to the outside.
Extra food and water. Have high energy food, such as dried fruit, nuts and granola bars, and food requiring no cooking or refrigeration.
Extra medicine and baby items.
Heating fuel. Refuel before you are empty. Fuel carriers may not reach you for days after a winter storm.
Emergency heat source: fireplace, wood stove, space heater.
- Use properly to prevent a fire.
- Ventilate properly.
Fire extinguisher, smoke alarm.
- Test smoke alarms once a month to ensure they work properly. Make sure pets have plenty of food, water and shelter.
|The above is an excerpt from the article, “Winter Storms: Deceptive Killers.” For more information, please visit www.nws.noaa.gov.|