Winters in the Northwest tend to be mild but there is still the possibility to experience freezing temperatures and wind, snow and ice storms. One of the primary concerns is the winter weather’s ability to knock out heat, power and communications services to your home or place of work and disrupt transportation to the places you need to go.
Make sure you have an emergency kit in case you need to stay in your home during a winter storm and be prepared to deal with power and communications outages. Here are some additional items to include for winter weather:
Make sure your family has an emergency plan. Knowing who is where and how to get a hold of them is key to making sure you can stay safe during an emergency. It also takes a level of stress out of the situation since you will already know who should be where or how to contact them.
The following are links to additional resources that will help you prepare for a winter storm: