Winter weather can turn hazardous quickly, but if you’re prepared, you can handle anything Mother Nature throws at you! If you don’t already have an emergency kit, think about pulling together a few emergency items like batteries, candles, a first aid kit, et cetera.
Having sand or cat litter on hand for an icy walkway is a good idea and stocking your pantry with some canned goods and fresh water is a must. When traveling, be aware of the weather conditions before you head out and try to avoid being on the roads when there is a winter weather advisory. If you must travel, let someone know where you’re going and an expected time of arrival. Be familiar with your neighbors and be prepared to check on family and friends who are especially at risk from cold weather hazards like the elderly or chronically ill.