Pulse – Winter Storm Prep.

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Winter Storm Headed Towards St. Louis Area

North Dakota and Minnesota Floods

Follow the snowman for more on Winter Storms!

Learn the Lingo –

Winter storm warning – severe winter conditions will begin within 24 hours if they haven’t already.

Winter storm watch – Winter storm conditions possible within 36 to 48 hours.

Winter weather advisory – Winter weather conditions are expected to cause inconveniences and may be hazardous.

How to prepare –

 Put together a supply kit.
  • Three day supply of water – one gallon per person per day
  • Three day supply of food – nonperishable and easy to prepare is usually the way to go.
  • Warm clothing –
    • Coats
    • Gloves
    • Hats
    • Boots
    • Extra Blankets
  • Baby supplies –
    • Bottles
    • Formula
    • Baby food
    • Diapers
  • Pet supplies –
    • Collar
    • Leash
    • ID
    • Food
    • Carrier
    • Bowl
  • Flashlight (with extra batteries)
  • Battery or hand-crank weather radio (NOAA if possible)
  • First aid kit
  • Seven day supply of medication/medical items
  • Multi-purpose tool
  • Copies of personal documents
    • Medication List
    • Pertinent medical Information
    • Proof of address
    • Deed/lease to home
    • Passports
    • Birth certificates
    • Insurance policies
  • Extra cash
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family/Emergency Contact Information
  • Personal sanitation and hygiene items
  • Sand, rock salt or non-clumping kitty litter to make walkways less slippery
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Winter Travel

    It’s usually best to avoid travel during storms if possible. If travel cannot be avoided, be sure to take some precautions. At the very least-

  • Have a full tank of gas
  • Give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination
  • Have an emergency kit in the car that includes:
    • First Aid Kit
    • Food
    • Water
    • Blankets
    • Coat, Gloves, Hats
    • Flashlight (extra batteries)
    • Car charger for phone
.
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