If there is a power failure, make sure that you have candles and blankets to keep warm. You might also want to wear layers of clothing as well to keep you from freezing. You should contact your provider ASAP and also make sure you neighbors contact your local provider as well. Many times utility companies repair power based on the number of homes that have lost power. If everyone on your block calls, there is a better chance of your power being restored sooner.Outdoor Surroundings
If you plan on going outside for any reason, make sure to pay attention to the ground. Often times the snow is so deep many objects that may have fallen such as branches, power lines and debris may be hidden and could cause you harm if you are not paying attention.Frozen Water Pipes
No one likes when this happens. To prevent your water pipes from freezing, make sure to turn your faucets on, very slightly, so that water runs freely through the pipes. You should also make sure you have the proper tools and knowledge on how to turn off your water valves in case the pipes burst.Stock Up on Food and Water
If the blizzard is as bad as they are predicting, you may be stuck inside your house for a while. You should make sure you stock up on groceries and drinks to keep you and your family comfortable. Think of meals that encourages everyone to help cook. Getting everyone involved will keep people occupied and will promote family time!Pay Attention to the Temperature of your House
Make sure you are keeping an eye on your thermostat. You want to make sure the temperature is at a comfortable level. You should also close all rooms that are not being used and place a towel or rug under doors to minimize on cold drafts.Don’t Drive! (Unless it is Absolutely Necessary)
If you must drive, make sure to have a bag packed with gloves, scarves and anything to keep you warm. Also make sure there is a utensil to clean off snow and ice to make it safer for you and other drivers. Also, make sure your cell phone is charged when you are driving in case of an emergency.
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