(Heartland News at 9) -
With colder temperatures on the way also comes winter weather. Power outages may happen and you need to be prepared when it happens.
Build a kit with survival items in it.
Have candles, flashlights, and batteries along with canned food and other non-perishable food items.
Make sure you have a battery-powered radio and a cell phone charger.
Pack socks, hats, mittens, blankets, and jackets to help keep you warm.
Make sure you have a first aid kit stocked and if you have a pet make sure you have an extra supply of food and water for them as well.
Keeping your home winter ready is important too.
Weatherstrip doors and windows along with a storm door or you can cover windows with plastic.
Insulate pipes and allow faucets to drip a little during cold weather to avoid freezing. And, clear branches away from the house and clear rain gutters.
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