Winter Weather Preparedness

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The race for necessities like bread, milk, and toilet paper is underway because another blast of cold air, snow and a wintry mix is heading towards the triangle. The sleet and freezing rain could affect your commute to Charlotte, Greensboro and Raleigh.

Are you Prepared for wintry weather?

-Stock up on an emergency supply of food and water prior to the onset of a winter storm. Ie… canned meats, peanut butter and other non-perishables.

-Have a sufficient supply of heating fuel(including firewood).

-Keep a flashlight on hand, a battery-powered radio, extra batteries and first aid kit.

-Be careful when using emergency heating equipment. A wood burning stove, fireplace or space heater may be your only single room heat source should you lose your primary heating source.

-Always safely operate portable generators outdoors in a well ventilated area.

-Prevent water pipes from freezing by wrapping them in insulation or newspaper covered with plastic. When the weather is severely cold, let each faucet drip a bit to avoid freezing.

-Do not cook or heat your home using a charcoal grill, gas grill or camp stove inside of your house. Deadly carbon monoxide fumes may drift into your home. Always use the above mentioned outside.

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