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How To Prepare For A Snowstorm

By Mason White 11:05 AM December 25, 2016
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By: Michelle Parker

Getting stuck in snow storms can be stressful and unpleasant.

However, if you are well prepared, you may enjoy the snow and even look forward to it.

Remember, snow storms can last longer than expected and can cause power outages.

Here are some tips to help you prepare for snow storms so that you can relax and enjoy the time you spend at home.

Fill up the gasoline tank. Make sure you have a full tank of gasoline so that you don’t run low before the storm when you desperately want to get home or if you want to go out before the gasoline station reopens for business.

Put extra money in the bank so you can pay your bills on time.

Keep extra cash at home, as the bank might be closed longer than expected.

Buy lots of candles, a flashlight with extra batteries, and an emergency kit. These items are very important to have in case the power goes off.

Buy at least two shovels in case one breaks while shoveling the snow. Buy enough salt to last a few days, in case the snow storm lasts longer than expected.

Stock your refrigerator and freezer. Make sure you have ready-to-eat food that does not need cooking, such as canned food, in case of a power outage.

Make sure to have a manual can-opener as well. Stock up on baby formula, diapers and pet food.

Be sure you have enough medication, medical equipment and a first aid kit.

Wash all your laundry before the snowstorm so you have enough clean clothes.

If you have young children or your grandchildren are staying with you, buy arts and crafts to keep them occupied during the snowstorm.