Blizzard Disaster Preparedness

Before a Blizzard

As beautiful as new fallen snow can be, it can also be disruptive, destructive, and deadly. Heavy snow on roadways can make for dangerous driving. Snow on power lines can also cause power outages that can last for days. Being prepared for heavy snowfall and having extra emergency supplies on hand is the best way to make sure your family stays safe both during and after the storm.

Family communication plan:

  • Your family may not be together, so make sure to plan how you will contact one another
  • Check emergency plans with your children’s daycare or school
  • Identify a single point of contact who lives outside the storm for household members to notify when they are safe
  • Text messages can be helpful when a storm causes network disruptions. If you can't get through with a call, try a text message

Basic Emergency Supply Kit:

  • Water, one gallon of water per person per day for three days (both drinking and sanitation)
  • Food, three-day supply, non-perishable
  • Battery or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries
  • Flashlights and extra batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Whistle
  • Dust mask, plastic sheeting and duct tape to shelter-in-place
  • Moist towelettes, garbage bags, plastic ties (personal sanitation)
  • Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
  • Manual can opener for food
  • Local paper maps
  • Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger


Here are some useful links to help you prepare and stay safe:

Your safety is our number-one concern. If you have any questions or concerns, don't hesitate to call us today.