Double check that you’ve prepared your home with necessary items in case a snowstorm hits this year. Personally I remember the Superstorm of 1999, which was called the Storm of the Century. I recall my home’s roof caving in and I can still envision the large, 50-100 feet tall loblolly pines toppling in my family’s yard. Being prepared for a storm is important to your family’s well being. Double check that your home has a few key items before you bunker down and spend the holidays indoors by the warm hearth.
Flashlight With Extra Batteries
When the electricity goes out, you’ll need a way to light up your home. Buy a flashlight that is made for storms to shop for the best quality. Purchase the Energizer Weather Ready Fluorescent Lantern Flashlight, which has batteries that will last for up to 30 hours, for around $21. Top quality storm lanterns and flashlights can light up an entire room. Double check that you have an extra set of batteries just in case the storm lasts for more than a couple days. Being extra prepared is simple and can help keep your family safe. Personally, I keep my storm lantern next to my bed just in case a storm comes in the night.
Canned Food And Extra Water
Stock up on food and jugs of water. Keep your cabinets full with packaged food, such as cans of vegetables and meat. Buy dried fruits, nuts, juice boxes, chips, and candy. Shop for items that require no preparation, as you might not be able to cook the food. Double check that you have a can opener. Jugs of water will be handy if your pipes freeze, when you’d need the water to drink as well as for brushing your teeth. Remember to buy items for any children, as you might need an extra supply of formula, diapers, and wipes.
Double check that you have a portable generator in your home. When the electricity goes out, a portable generator can keep the electricity going until the power returns. Buy a portable generator with large wattage if you have a lot of items to keep running in your home. Purchase a small portable generator if you would have trouble moving a large item. Remember to put the generator in a well ventilated area.