Winter Storm Preparedness
Winter can bring about storms that we weren't expecting. This can be frightening if we aren't prepared for such an event to occur. With so many storms that have been hitting other parts of the States, there is nothing to say that a winter storm can't come. With that in mind, it's important that you and your family are ready if this were to happen. Handler Homes wants to make sure that you are ready for whatever winter may bring this year. Here is a list of some of the items that you'll need. In no way is this a complete list. We are getting our information from redcross.org. It goes on to list three things to think about: your family, your pets, and your home.
Your family's safety is the most important thing. The best way to ensure that your family is safe is by talking about it before it happens. In addition to this, you want to be prepared no matter where you are when it hits. This means that your car should be ready as well. Among this is keeping your car's gas tank full, emergency kit, and a vehicle that has been winterized. This will reduce your chances of getting stuck in a storm but if you are then you'll be prepared for it.
Make sure to bring pets indoors during times like this. Do so even if you have an outdoor dog. Be prepared to be at home for a number of days if snow piles up in a way that makes you unable to get out. If this is the case then you'll need a plan if you have a dog because he will need a place to go to the restroom. Ensure that you have extra supplies of large plastic bags, paper towels, and kitty litter.
Your home is going to give you the most protection if such an event were to take place but with anything that you own, it's important to know to protect it. Freezing pipes are one of the biggest concerns with winter. Make sure to learn how to protect your pipes. Additionally, go through and ensure that your home is insulated sufficiently. This also includes seeing to it that your home has the need hardware to it that it keeps cold air out around doors and windows.
There are many more things that must be considered when a winter storm warning comes about. Be sure that your family is prepared and ready if an event were to happen. Handler Homes has been helping people since 1975. We work very hard to help families in the best way that we can. The biggest way is by building homes that we know will withstand a winter storm. Take a look at the homes we have available today!
By Handler Homes 12-12-2017