Winter Weather Checklist

Friday, January 6th, 2017 |

Print our Winter Weather preparedness checklist and review it with your family!

What should you do in preparation for Winter Weather?

Winterize Your Home . . .

  • Insulate walls and attic.
  • Caulk and weather-strip doors and windows.
  • Install storm windows/cover window with plastic on inside.
  • Install and check smoke detectors.

Have Safe Emergency Heating Equipment if Possible . . .

  • Stock up on dry firewood for fireplace/woodburning stove.
  • Have an alternate source of heat that is safe.  Use only the correct fuel for the unit and be sure to follow manufacture’s instructions.
  • Refuel outdoors, not inside.  Keep kerosene heaters at least 3 feet away from furniture and other flammable objects.  If you have small children, you may wish to consider another alternative.

To Keep Pipes from Freezing . . .

  • Wrap pipes in insulation or layers of old newspapers and cover with plastic to keep out moisture.
  • Let faucest drip a little to avoid freezing.
  • Know how to shut off water valves.

Misc.

  • Develop an emergency plan for your family.
  • Teach children how and when to dial 9-1-1 and which radio station to listen to for emergency information.
  • Stock up on emergency supplies. See list.

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