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Here are three tips to prepare your family for winter weather

1. Make a list of items you will need in case of a power outage, such as:

-Flashlights and batteries: A flashlight can be a lifesaver in the event of a power outage. Be sure to have plenty of batteries on hand so that you can keep the light shining all night if necessary.

-Candles and matches: Candles will provide light and can also be used to generate warmth.

-Non-perishable food (Canned soup, peanut butter, crackers, and granola bars): When the power goes out, your refrigerator and stove will not be working. That’s why it’s important to have non-perishable food on hand that does not require cooking or refrigeration.

-Water: It is also essential to have plenty of water on hand in case of a power outage. Fill up jugs or bottles ahead of time so that you will have enough to drink and use for basic hygiene purposes.

2. Keep your car filled with gasoline in case you have to evacuate

Winter weather can be unpredictable, and even a short drive can become treacherous if the roads are icy. That’s why it’s important to keep your car filled with gasoline in case you have to evacuate. This way, you’ll have enough fuel to reach your destination safely, even if the roads are bad. And if you do get stranded, you can use the gasoline to keep your car warm until help arrives

3. Stay informed about weather conditions and updates from local officials

Winter weather may include snow, ice, sleet, and freezing temperatures. It is important to know what to expect so that you can dress appropriately and plan ahead. Stay tuned to your local news station or weather app for the latest updates. If you are planning to travel during winter weather, be sure to check road conditions in advance.

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