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Natural Disaster... Winter Storms, Before, During and After Checklist!

Patrick Filley

Patrick entered the Real Estate industry after 25+ years in book publishing and packaging...

Patrick entered the Real Estate industry after 25+ years in book publishing and packaging...

Sep 26 3 minutes read

The last thing you want is to undergo a natural disaster, but when something does happen it’s best to have all of your ducks in a row.

We put together a safety list (along with a downloadable pdf) to keep you and your home protected! 

The best natural disaster is one that never happens. Let’s make sure you are prepared.

Before the Storm

How you should prep

1. Assembling an emergency preparedness kit.

2. Creating a household evacuation plan that includes your pets.

3. Staying informed about your community’s risk and response plans.

4. Tuning into the local and NOAA radio for storm updates

5. Protecting your home

Make sure your home is properly insulated. Caulk and weather-strip doors and windowsills to keep cold air out. Install storm windows or cover windows with plastic from the inside to provide an extra layer of insulation to keep cold air out.

During the Storm

At a Glance

1. Staying Safe During a Winter Storm or Blizzard

Stay indoors and wear warm clothes. Layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing will keep you warmer than a bulky sweater. If you feel too warm, remove layers to avoid sweating; if you feel chilled, add layers.

2. Staying Safe Outside (if you must go out)

Wear layered clothing, mittens or gloves, and a hat. Outer garments should be tightly woven and water repellent. Mittens or gloves and a hat will prevent the loss of body heat.

3. Driving in Winter Conditions

Check your vehicle emergency supplies kit and replenish it if necessary

3. If you become stranded

Stay in the vehicle and wait for help. Do not leave the vehicle to search for assistance unless help is visible within 100 yards (91 meters). You can quickly become disoriented and confused in blowing snow.

After the Storm

At a Glance

1. Continue listening to local news or NOAA Weather Radio

Stay updated on the current situation as much as you can.

2. Identifying & Treating Frostbite and Hypothermia

Frostbite and hypothermia are cold-related emergencies that may quickly become life or limb threatening.

Download the Winter Storm PDF

Stay safe if a storm does come your way!

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