Before a Winter Storm

Stock Emergency Supplies:

Preparing ahead of the winter season will help to weather whatever hazards mother nature throws your way.

  • Install battery-powered or battery back-up carbon monoxide detectors and smoke detectors. 
  • First-aid kit
  • Flashlight with batteries
  • Plenty of water and non-perishable food
  • Manual can-opener
  • Duct tape
  • Battery operated radio
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Medicine
  • Portable battery and charging cords for electronic devices
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • More Information (External Site: Red Cross)

Register Medical Equipment for Power Outage Notification:

Prepare Your Vehicle:

Prepare for driving in rain, snow and ice, and make sure your vehicle is capable.

  • Check your Vehicle
    1. brakes and lights
    2. fuel levels and fluids
    3. battery, tire pressure and tread depth
  • Add to vehicle emergency supply kit:
    1. windshield ice scraper, snow shovel, and chains
    2. jumper cables, flares, and tool kit
    3. first aid kit
    4. flashlight and extra batteries
    5. cell phone and charger
    6. water, non-perishable foods (energy bars, crackers, dry cereal)
    7. blanket and warm clothing
    8. face masks and sanitizer

Winterize Your Home:

  • Drain and insulate outdoor pipes and faucets
  • Clear debris from storm drains and gutters 
  • Check furnace and chimney
  • Check batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors
  • More Information (External Site: FEMA)

Identify a place nearby where you can safely warm up should you lose heat in your home for an extended period-of-time.