Blizzard Survival tips:
At Home or work:
- Working Flashlight
- A charged cell phone. (leave your phone plugged into the wall, especially if there is a possibility of power outages. At least you’ll have maximum battery life.)
- A battery powered radio or television
- Extra food and water. High energy food. One gallon of water per person per day.
- Fill prescriptions
- First Aid Supplies/ special supplies for seniors, infants, young children and pets
- Heating fuel (or turn up the heat prior to the storm if your hose uses electrical heat)
- Emergency heating source such as a fireplace, wood stove, space heater etc.
- Fire Extinguisher
- Smoke detectors and carbon monoxide
- Clear snow and ice from your sidewalk to make it safe.
- People with a history of heart disease or high blood pressure should avoid shoveling snow.
- 3-5 day supply of non-perishable canned food and a non-electric can opener.
- Have rock salt to melt ice on walkways.
- Snow shovels and snow removal equipment..hats, gloves, scarves etc..
In a vehicle:
- Full or near full gas tank
- Let a friend or relative know your estimated arrival time (ETA) give yourself plenty of time to get where you are going.
- A Charged Cell phone and/or a backup charger
- Extra food and water
- Extra gasoline for emergency fuel.
- If stranded in vehicle stay inside..run motor for ten minutes an hour,crack windows to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, make sure the exhaust pipe is not blocked. Tie a colored cloth to your antenna or door, raise the hood after the snow stops falling, exercise to keep warm and keep blood flowing
- Load up your car with at least one blanket.
- Leave extra distance between your car and the vehicles around you. It takes nine times longer to stop on an icy road than a dry one.
Remember to check on seniors
Eat and drink to prevent dehydration
Wear layers and loose fitting light weight warm clothing.
Bring grills and generators inside
Sit in your running car unless you’ve cleared the tailpipe of snow.
Venture out into the snow without letting someone know where you’re going.
Use cruise control, it could take longer to slow your car if needed.
Leave your car if you’re caught in a pileup. It’s safer to stay in your car until you’re sure the scene is safe and there won’t be anymore collisions.
Stand under trees if they’re covered in ice.
12 things to have in your pantry during the storm:
Water (at least 3 day supply)
Rice, barley, oats.
Biscuits or pancake mix
Crackers or tortillas
Canned tuna or chicken
Peanut or almond butter
Honey (it never goes bad)
Fruit like oranges, apples and bananas
Chocolate (hot cocoa has many health benefits
source: Internet Research