Things You Will Needshovel, winter gear, emergency supplies, food and water
Step 1First, make sure you have all the gear you need. A warm hat, gloves, snow pants, boots, and a winter jacket are all essentials you will need in case there is a blizzard. You never know when you may lose power, which generates the heat. Packing extra winter gear is also helpful in case you get your other clothing wet.
Step 2Stock up on lots of food and emergency supplies. If the weather is calling for a lot of snow then buying items beforehand at the grocery store is probably a good idea. Emergency items such as a flashlight
and a first aid kit are also good items to have. Candles and matches are also great to have. Since batteries and flashlights don't last as long in the cold, you can always rely on candles for light as well as heat.
Step 3Shovel your driveway often. To avoid thick and heavy snow, it is smart to shovel often. The more you shovel the easier the cleanup will be. Having someone help you shovel will be a major benefit to you as well.
Step 4Stay home and avoid the roads. Most schools and businesses close down during a blizzard. There are very few that will still out. If your school or business isn't closed and you don't feel safe driving then call in and let them know you aren't going to make it. Driving on the roads during a blizzard is an accident waiting to happen. Take a day off for yourself and have a movie night or just relax and watch the beautiful snow fall. If you are feeling adventurous you could even take the day off to go sledding with your kids. Make sure you bundle up nice and warm so you don't get sick.
Drink a lot of hot chocolate. Hot chocolate is the perfect drink on a cold winter day. Keeping warm under a blanket and sipping hot chocolate is one of the most relaxing things that you can do.Array
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