How to Prepare for a Snow Storm

Prepare for a Snow StormHomeowners, take caution now and actively prepare for a wintery blizzard.

Winter weather can range from high winds and rain to snow and ice. If the latter is coming your way, it’s critical to take action now! During a blizzard, you’ll be thankful that you’ve prepared enough supplies to last you until it’s over – which, of course, is often known.

Before a snow storm hits, here’s how to prepare!

Stock up on supplies in the home

Most of us don’t like to think about being trapped in our homes for days, but if a snow storm hits, this situation is highly likely. To prepare for such an event, stock up on:

  • Emergency and First Aid kit supplies for any injuries.
  • Ice melt or kitty litter to help your car get traction instead of spinning on snow.
  • Prescription medication refills
  • Flashlights and extra batteries
  • An emergency radio
  • Blankets
  • Drinking water and non-perishable food
  • Snow removal gear (snow shovel, snowblower, etc.)
  • Food, water, medication, and a toy for your pet

Prep your car properly

Whether it’s tucked away in the garage or about to get covered in snow, your vehicle will need a little love, too.

  • Check the tires to ensure that they’re at the right tire pressure.
  • Test the battery. Replace if needed. A weak or dying battery spells out trouble in cold weather.
  • Examine your car’s emergency kit, making sure that it’s stocked and ready for use.
  • Store a snow shovel, kitty litter, blankets, and a first aid kit in the trunk of your car.
  • Check the fluids in your vehicle, particularly the antifreeze, oil, and wiper fluid. Top up as needed.

Now that you’re prepared for a snow storm, listen in on your local news to know as soon as possible about warnings and potential threats. For your homeowners insurance coverage before a storm hits, visit the professionals at Kurt Rolf Insurance Agency, serving Minnesota, Wisconsin, Florida, South Dakota, and Arizona.