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When it comes to winter weather, it’s best to be proactive. Regardless of what the weather predictions are, never underestimate or dismiss winter weather advisories, warnings, or watches. Take it seriously!
By having all of the supplies and items you need ahead of time, you’ll be ready no matter what the weather has in store.
Can you and other visitors get in and out of your home safely? The following are key items to keep on hand in the event of snow, ice, or freezing rain on walkways, driveways, patios, and landings:
Always be sure to have enough food and emergency supplies to last three to four days without power or help. Be sure to also keep an emergency kit.
One of the most dangerous places to be during a winter storm is on the roadways. If you have to drive during hazardous winter conditions, or if you find yourself caught outside during a winter storm event, know that road conditions can change in an instant. Don’t wait for winter to roll around to prepare yourself.
Winterize Your Vehicle!
Keep the following in your vehicle at all times:
During the winter, you may also want to store a small bag of sand or kitty litter in your trunk. The extra weight can provide better traction, and the contents can be use to prevent your tires from slipping.
You should ALWAYS keep a first aid kit in your home and in your vehicle. The size and shape of your emergency kit may vary, but at the minimum, it should include:
If you are traveling by vehicle during the winter, it may be helpful to keep a small backpack with emergency items/supplies in case you have to abandon your vehicle.
Are you a WakeMed employee? Stay up-to-date with the latest inclement weather and emergency information here.
Planning on visiting one of the WakeMed facilities? Check the latest closings and delays here.
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