Tips For Staying Safe Inside Your Home During A Blizzard
If you live in New England, you know that snow is inevitable in the winter. While a blanket of snow may look beautiful on your lawn, excess snow can be dangerous at times. Here are some tips for staying safe during hazardous winter weather conditions.
In addition to heat running in your home, consider having a large blanket, warm socks, and warm beverages on hand. Some people enjoy lighting their favorite candles for extra warmth and light. You should also have a spare change of clothes to change into after you come inside from shoveling. Set up a drying rack or hang your jacket, gloves, and hat up to help speed up the drying process.
Prepare For A Power Outage
It is possible to lose power when there are blizzard conditions outside. You may need to think quickly, but there will be no need to panic if you have these items packed in a bag or stored all together in your home:
- bottled water
- non-perishable foods
- a flashlight
- portable charger to keep electronic devices charged
- hand sanitizer
- prescription medications
Keep Calm with Relaxing Activities
When you take a break from shoveling, enjoy some stress-free activities while you wait for the storm to pass. Keeping your mind at ease will prevent adding to the physical stress that your body may feel from removing heavy snow from your driveway. If you did not lose power, consider watching your favorite TV show/movie or calling a loved one to check in on them. If you did lose power, consider playing a card game by candlelight or reading with a flashlight.
Stay Safe New England!