Emergency Management

winter preparedness

Being preapred for winter weather is essential. Loss of heat, power, telephone service, and even a shortage of supplies in your household are just a few things you should stay prepared for. Prepare your home, office and vehicles to have the supplies you need to stay safe:

Examples of Items to Have on Hand Include:

  • Flashlight and extra batteries 
  • Portable NOAA All Hazard Radio to receive emergency information
  • Extra water and food requiring no cooking or refrigeration
  • Emergency heat source: fireplace, wood stove, or space heater; make sure any heat source is properly ventilated to prevent fire or carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning
  • Extra diapers and other supplies based on the needs of your household
  • For a full list of household essentials, please visit: Build A Kit

In vehicles, carry a winter kit and be prepared:

  • Mobile phone and charger
  • Blankets and a first-aid kit
  • Flashlight with extra batteries
  • Bags of sand or cat litter for traction
  • Ice scraper
  • For a full list of car safety essentials, please visit: Car Safety