How To Stay Safe During Snowstorm?

Last Revised on March 10, 2008

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Some snowstorm survival tips. If a blizzard is bad enough, your life could be at risk, even if you’re at home. You have to stay safe:

Take lessons from your Boy Scouts: Water pipes often times freeze in temperatures when it falls below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, but you can prevent this by wrapping your interior pipes with foam insulation. If the temperature is dropping, leave your faucets running at a slow drip. That’s one of the lesson they will teach you if you join the scout.

Layer up: The best thing to do during a snowstorm is to stay indoors. But if you absolutely need to get somewhere on foot, you’ll have to be very smart in order to survive. The most important thing you need to do is to dress appropriately. Loose, warm, layered clothing is the way to go. Loose clothing helps the blood flow, increasing warmth. Wearing a hat and gloves is essential because most of our body heat leaves through the extremities.

Pay your bills: Things can happen and it is really important to make sure the important things that can come very handy during emergency situations are intact. That includes paying your bills – such as cell phone and home utility bills. These two are probably one of the most important thing that you wanna keep for sure.

Carry your gadgets with the car: If you ended up driving a car during a heavy snowstorm, you wanna have the following devices in your car: Keep an emergency kit in your trunk with the following items: AM/FM radio tuner, flares, ropes, fire starting kit, flashlight, batteries, water, bright colored towels or clothes, food or snacks, blanket, first aid kit, sleeping bag, and a strong shovel.

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