How to Prepare For a Blizzard (At Home and On the Road)

How to Prepare For a Blizzard (At Home and On the Road)

The United States has averaged nearly 20 blizzards per year since 1995. These are intense weather events, which can leave entire communities without water and power for days. It’s also not always clear when exactly a blizzard is going to strike.

That’s why it’s so important to keep yourself prepared for blizzards if you live in an area that’s impacted by them. We created this article to help you do that, regardless of whether you’re at home or on the road.

Keep reading to learn more about how to prepare for a blizzard.

How to Prepare for a Blizzard 

We’ll dive into each of the following points in more depth throughout the article. But, for now, here’s a high-level look at the most effective things you can do to get yourself ready for a blizzard.

  • Stock up on essentials
  • Invest in a reliable backup source of power
  • Create a family emergency plan
  • Keep your vehicle prepared for winter weather
  • Stormproof your home
  • Put together a car safety kit
  • Know what to do when a blizzard arrives

Stock Up On Essentials

A key part of your preparation for blizzards is making sure that you have enough of what you need to survive in the event that you can’t get to a store. A blizzard survival kit should include non-perishable food, drinking water (since your pipes may freeze), and basic medical supplies.

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