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How To Be Ready For The Next Blizzard

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Depending on the area you are in the chances of a winter storm or blizzard might be significantly higher or lower. Regardless though it is important that you have made enough preparations in order to be able to deal with these dangerous winter storms that can have winds that go over 35 mph. What’s also important to remember about blizzards is that the strong winds also make the overall temperatures lower which might lead to higher chances of frostbite and hypothermia. Here are some of the ways you can prepare for blizzards.

Stock up

Having supplies readily available in your home will mean that you will not need to go out during a storm to find food, water or other emergency items. Some of the things you should have both in your home and in your car include non-perishable food items, water bottles, cell phones, some additional batteries and cell phone chargers, a first aid kit, blankets, flashlights and ice scrapers.

Leave gas in your car

During winter you should avoid leaving your car with less than half a tank of gas as that could limit its capabilities of running smoothly. As such, always check the weather and make sure you are topping up at the right times.

Energy power plant

While you hopefully will not have to go without electricity during a blizzard, there is also an occasion that you might lose power. This is why it is important to stock up on batteries, flashlights, battery powered LED lamps. If you want you could also invest in a generator or portable heater that will allow you to at least warm up a small area of your home even when you are in a blackout.