The past two weeks have brought Rhode Island and Eastern Massachusetts plenty of snow. We should be snow storm professionals by now but in case you are still wondering how to best prepare for each storm, let us point you in the right direction.
A snow storm can have devastating effects. Snow storms often bring coastal flooding and damaging winds. Fortunately, there are ways for you and your family to prepare for snow. Below are some tips that will help you with your snow storm preparations:
Stock Up On Snow Supplies
Now is a good time to purchase snow supplies, such as snow shovels, rock salt, and snow removal equipment. This equipment will help melt the snow and ice on your walkway and driveway. Sand also helps improve traction.
Stock Up On All Other Supplies
You may be out of power for a few days after the snow storm. It is a good idea to stock up on things such as medications, toilet paper, food, and water. You should have enough supplies to last for at least three days. You may also want to purchase batteries for things like flashlights and radios. Test your flashlights and radios in order to ensure that they are working properly.
Check Your First Aid Kit
One of the best things you can do to prepare for a possible emergency is to have a well-stocked first aid kit. Bandages, gloves, antibiotic ointment, over the counter painkillers, and disinfectant are some essential first aid supplies.
Make Sure Your Car Has A Full Tank Of Gas
It is best to stay inside during a snowstorm. However, if you do have to leave the house, then you will need to make sure that you have a full tank of gas. Additionally, you may also want to have your car inspected beforehand, to hopefully eliminate any mechanical issues when on the road in poor conditions.
Install A Carbon Monoxide Detector
Carbon monoxide is a gas that has no color or odor. However, it causes thousands of deaths per year. This is why it is important to have a carbon monoxide detector inside of your home. Carbon monoxide can be produced by furnaces and gas stoves.
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