Since all you’re going to be seeing for the next few days is snow, we thought we’d throw in a picture of a beach just to mix it up.
Blizzard Safety Tips
The best way to stay safe during a blizzard is to stay put in your cozy home. There’s a good chance of power outages during blizzards due to the strong winds and heavy snow. So you’ll want to be prepared for that situation while at home.
- Make sure you have working flashlights, and that you can access them easily.
- Your fireplace is a great source of heat, should the power outage last a long time.
- Try to consolidate everyone to a room or few rooms to help stay warm.
- Put a towel under the door to prevent heat from escaping the room.
- Have non-perishable foods on hand.
Traveling during blizzards is extremely dangerous. You should try to avoid it if at all possible. However, if you find yourself stuck on the road during a blizzard, there are a few things you can do.
- For 10 minutes every hour, turn on your car and run the heater.
- If possible, make sure that the exhaust is clear of snow to protect from carbon monoxide. Also, leave the windows cracked slightly to help prevent carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Move your arms, legs, hands, and feet to maintain good circulation.
- Always check for signs of hypothermia and frostbite (Read our post on hypothermia & frostbite prevention here).
- Make yourself visible to rescuers by tying a bright cloth to your antenna or door handle.
Since you’re probably going to be shoveling soon, check out our post about shoveling safety.