Alexandria Mom's Calendar of Events

Thursday, January 21, 2016

Are You Ready?

Things to do to get ready for a big snow storm
not in any particular order

  • Get and gather batteries 
  • Gather all the flashlights
  • Gather all your quilts, blankets, comforters and throws
  • Fill the refrigerator and freezer with water bottles - the more full the fridge and freezer are the better they will keep your food fresh if/when the power goes out
  • Once you lose power, tape the fridge and freezer closed so that no one opens them and food will stay for longer 
  • Make sure all your devices are fully charged
  • Make sure the firewood is easy to get to, close to the door or inside, covering it with a tarp would be helpful. 
  • Bring the shovels inside so that they are warm and easily accessible in case you need to shovel out 
  • Make sure you have enough of your medications 
  • Make sure your pets are ready - 
    • make sure you have enough dog or cat food for several days 
    • make sure you have enough treats 
    • make sure you have enough kitty litter 
    • make sure you have enough of your pets' medications 
  • Make sure your downspouts and gutters are free of debris 
  • Bring in or put away anything that may blow away - flags, patio furniture, etc.  
  • Make sure you can access your big trash cans - don't want the trash to pile up in the house.  so bring them close to the house or where you can shovel a path easily. 
  • Make sure you have some things to keep your kids occupied that are not electronics - puzzles, cards, games, Mad-Libs, etc.. 
  • Make sure you don't run the dryer if you haven't cleared the outdoor vent!  
  • Make sure your smoke detector is in working order