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Staying Safe During Snowstorms and Extreme Cold This Winter

A change in the season calls for a change in your emergency preparedness plan, if you happen to live in an area that sees intense weather patterns during the winter months.

During winter storms, there is a higher risk for vehicle accidents, hypothermia, heart attacks and more. It’s best to be aware of these dangers early on, which is why we want to discuss how you can stay safe during snowstorms and extreme cold this winter season.

A strong winter ice storm can last anywhere from a few hours to even days and has the ability to cut off electricity and heat. It’s important that you and your family are prepared for the possibility of a power outage as you’ll want to stay safe by keeping off the roads. If you do have to leave your home, ensure you are wearing the proper clothing so you don’t expose yourself to frostbite or hypothermia and be conscious of the emergency supplies in your car. You’ll want to take blankets, water, and non-perishable food and snacks with you.

Because severe winter ice storms have the ability to knock out power for days on end, you’ll want to keep a radio nearby so you’re able to tune into The National Weather Service as well as The National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). Know the difference between a Winter Weather Advisory, a Winter Storm Watch, and a Winter Storm Warning.

Winter storms can be frightening and inconvenient, however, you can aid in making the situation easier on yourself and your family by being prepared beforehand, and, with Sustain Supply Co., you can be prepared all year long for any emergency situation you find yourself facing. Check out our products today!