Get Ready for Winter Weather

The temperatures may feel like January, but it's only November. That means there are plenty of cold weather months ahead, and now is the perfect time to take your winter preparedness on a practice run. Consider the following tips to get yourself started:

  • Keep an extra Ready kit in the trunk of your car. In addition to the basic essentials, consider adding a portable cell phone charger, ice scraper, extra blanket, sand for traction and jumper cables.
  • Winterize your vehicle and keep your gas tank at least half full to prevent your fuel line from freezing.
  • Winterize your home by placing stripping around doors and windows. During cold weather, allow faucets to drip, and open cabinet doors to let heat reach uninsulated pipes under sinks and appliances near exterior walls.

For more tips on being prepared for winter weather, visit the Stay Informed page.



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