How You Can Prepare Your Home Before a Winter Ice Storm
Winter storms are going to come and go each and every year, so the best way to face them is to be prepared beforehand. This season, the team at Cyalume wants to help you be prepared before, during, and after a winter ice storm. Here are the steps you should take prior to an emergency situation to keep you and your family safe.
- Put together your emergency preparedness kit early. Whether you pack your own or use our Sustain Supply Co. Emergency Bag, you’ll want to have enough water, food, and tools to keep you and your family safe for at least three days. Be sure to pack our Cyalume Light Sticks in case the power goes out! Your kit should include batteries, important documents, and emergency blankets, too.
- If you have pets, make sure you bring them indoors. Purchase any and all essentials both you and they will need to stay inside until the storm is over.
- Ensure your home is properly insulated and look into emergency heating equipment. If you have a fireplace, stocking up on wood or coal beforehand can keep you warm if your electricity goes out.
- Have an escape route ready in case you and your family need to evacuate your home. Know your routes and destinations beforehand and pinpoint the closest emergency shelter in your area.