By Jarrod Heil

15 Tips to Be Prepared for a Winter Storm

Winter storms can strike with fierce intensity. They’re known to bring extreme cold, snow, ice and freezing rain to a large area for an extended period. The most ferocious winter storms knock down or freeze powerlines, cutting off electricity to homes, closing roads and leaving people and their homes vulnerable to the substantially cold weather lurking outside.

Many people underestimate the power of winter storms and are unprepared to deal with the consequential weather that follows, putting themselves, their family and their home at risk.

Before any winter storm hits, it’s important to put a plan in place. Creating a plan for you and your family will put you one step ahead of any winter storm, especially if the worst-case scenario winds up happening. Your plan should include an evacuation route and destination if the power goes out and your home becomes too cold to live in.

What Should I Do Before a Winter Storm?

What Should I Do During a Winter Storm?