Winter Storm Safety Checklist

snow angelsIt’s hard to believe that another winter storm watch is in effect for the metro Atlanta area. This storm also shows the potential for ice, which scares me more than snow.

Here are some helpful winter storm safety resources and checklists. The best thing we can do is to be prepared.

This winter weather checklist is a great starting point for making sure you have a communications plan for your family, plans for heating, cooking and lighting, food and safety, water and a car and emergency checklist.

The American Red Cross has helpful resources in all kinds of emergencies. Here is a PDF of a winter storm safety checklist and a power outage checklist. has a basic disaster supply kit checklist.

  • Create an emergency preparedness kit with at least a three day supply of non-perishable food and water for your home and office. Kits prepared for vehicle road travel and winter weather evacuation kits are also advised.
  • Make sure your vehicle is full of gas and that you have a blanket, flashlight, snacks and other items for an emergency kit. Kitty litter can help gain traction if your vehicle gets stuck in icy/snow conditions.
  • Make sure your health prescriptions are replenished if they are running low.
  • In the event of power outages, have a plan.
  • Make a communications plan and practice the plan with your family and those who depend on you.
  • Stay informed and know the weather approaching so you are prepared for anything.




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  1. I also suggest having some of those instant hand warmers in your car during those cold winter months. In case you are stranded in your car and need to warm up those hand warmers can be a life saver!

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