When winter storms hit, they often come with power outages. To ensure you and your family are prepared for anything Mother Nature throws at you this winter, you will want to have an emergency kit ready. Explore this one for ideas of what to put in it:
1. A working, fully charged fire extinguisher.
2. An alternative heat source such as a generator, wood-burning stove, or fireplace.
3. Sand, ice melt, and a shovel if where you live is prone to ice and snow (avoid using kitty litter, as it doesn’t provide good traction and can make a mess).
4. You should also develop a plan for communicating or meeting up with family in case you aren’t together when a winter storm hits.
And get your car ready too. Whether you live in a cold-weather climate or just plan to visit one, you will want to keep these essentials in your car for winter-weather emergencies.