Winter Storm Preparedness
The Federal Emergency Management Agency educates and empowers Americans to take some simple steps to prepare for and respond to potential emergencies, including natural disasters and terrorist attacks. Ready asks individuals to do three key things: get an emergency supply kit make a family emergency plan, and be informed about the different types of emergencies that could occur and their appropriate responses. We know that you can take care first two and we can help with third one. In winter, as residents and business are left with power outages, road closures, snowfall, and many additional incidents. Rapid Notify Severe Weather Warnings (US only) deliver automated and targeted alert notifications via SMS Text Message and/or Email. Precision-targeted alerts specific to county or state areas are generated automatically moments after being issued by the National Weather Service.To prepare for a winter storm you should do the following:
- Before winter approaches, add the following supplies to your emergency kit:
- Rock salt or more environmentally safe products to melt ice on walkways.
- Sand to improve traction.
- Snow shovels and other snow removal equipment.
- Sufficient heating fuel. You may become isolated in your home and regular fuel sources may be cut off. Store a good supply of dry, seasoned wood for your fireplace or wood-burning stove.