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Here are the DIY Basics for Winter Weather Preparedness.

Watch an Overview Video

Step 1

Tools & Materials

Drinking water
Flashlight with extra batteries
Plastic sheeting
Duct tape
Manual can opener
Non-perishable food
Hand-crank NOAA weather radio
Battery-powered cell phone charger
Snowplow attached to SUV or truck

Step 2

Being Prepared

Assemble an emergency kit.

Get a manual can opener to use if the power goes out.

Pro Tip

Prepare for winter weather before it arrives.

Include at least one gallon of water per person per day for three days; a flashlight with extra batteries, medications, plastic sheeting, duct tape, non-perishable food.

Use plastic sheeting and duct tape to seal windows and doors if the power goes out and you need to preserve heat.

Step 3

Best Practices

For weather alerts, get a hand-crank NOAA weather radio, which does not need batteries.

To keep cell phones working, get a battery charger with extra batteries.

For easy snow removal, attach a plow to the front of your car or truck.

Pro Tip

Get a plow that is easy to attach and detach.