Prevention Tips

Winterize your home

  • Install weather stripping, insulation, and storm windows
  • Clean out gutters and repair roof leaks

Check your heating systems

  • Have your heating system serviced professionally to make sure it is clean, working properly, and ventilated to the outside
  • Inspect and clean fireplaces and chimneys
  • Install a smoke detector and test batteries

Getting your car ready for cold weather

  • Service the radiator and maintain antifreeze level, check tire tread.
  • Keep your gas tank full to avoid ice in the tank and fuel lines.
  • Use a wintertime formula in your windshield washer.
  • Keep emergency kits in your car in case you become stranded – Blankets, Food, Water, Battery, First Aid Kits

Be prepared for weather-related emergencies, including power outages

  • Stock food that needs no cooking or refrigeration and water stored in clean containers
  • Make sure your cell phone is fully charged
  • In your home keep extra batteries, first aid kits, extra medicine, baby items and cat litter or sand for icy walkways