Residents can prepare themselves for the hardships of winter by updating their disaster preparedness plans, emergency contact lists and disaster supply kits for both their home and vehicle. Winter emergency kits should include warm clothing, blankets, flashlights, new batteries, coats, hats, gloves, a battery-operated radio, first aid kit, and enough nonperishable food and water to sustain each family member for at least three days as well as food, bottled water and supplies for pets.
Citizens should consider purchasing NOAA Weather Radios and investing in alternative heat sources. Residents are reminded to prepare their home and vehicles for winter and pay close attention to weather forecasts and traffic reports. For more information visit http://www.weathersafety.ohio.gov/ or http://www.ready.gov/winter-weather.
Winter Safety Tips for the Home – http://www.weathersafety.ohio.gov/WinterSafetyTips.aspx
Winter Safety Tips for the Vehicle – http://www.weathersafety.ohio.gov/WinterVehicleSafetyTips.aspx
Winter Health & Safety Tips – http://www.weathersafety.ohio.gov/WinterHealthSafetyTips.aspx
Winter Driving Tips – http://www.weathersafety.ohio.gov/WinterIceAndSnowTakeItSlow.aspx
Snow Emergency Classifications – http://www.weathersafety.ohio.gov/snowemergencyclassifications.aspx