New England winters may be beautiful, but they can pack a serious, and sometimes unpredictable punch. Being well-prepared can make the difference between disaster and living in a winter wonderland!
Before the Storm
Phones: Fully charge phones and/or other electronic devices.
Cars: Make sure you have plenty of gas in the tank, or your car is fully charged. Pack an emergency kit to keep within reach that includes blankets, a flashlight, non-perishable snacks, bottled water, a first aid kit, a snow brush, a shovel, sand/salt or kitty litter, and jumper cables.
Fuel: If you rely on heating fuel to heat your home, check your tank to be sure you have an ample supply on hand. If you’re running low, order well ahead of the storm as last-minute deliveries may not be possible. Make sure you also have fuel for your generator and snow blower!
Medication: Refill any needed prescription medication.