Clarke & Sampson Blog

Preparing for Winter Storm Jonas!

Posted by Matt Stephens

Jan 21, 2016 12:06:15 PM

    

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Winter Storm Jonas is on its way and we hope you and your loved ones stay safe and warm. We wanted to pass along a few good safety tips for your car and home

Winter Storm Safety Tips:

1.Remember to clear any snow and ice blocking your car’s tailpipe and household exhaust pipes.

  1. When you are ready to get back out on the roads again, protect your windshield by only using a plastic ice scraper. Don’t pour hot water on your glass; take time to gradually warm and defrost your windshield.
  2. Prepare for power outages; keep mobile devices plugged in and have fresh batteries for flashlights
  3. Check to make sure your windshield washer fluid reservoir is full as you may use more than normal to keep your windshield clear while driving.

Recommended Winter Storm Supplies

  • Flashlight and extra batteries
  • Battery-powered NOAA Weather Radio and portable radio to receive emergency info 
  • Extra food and water such as dried fruit, nuts and granola bars, and other food requiring no cooking or refrigeration.
  • Extra prescription medicine
  • Baby items such as diapers and formula
  • First-aid supplies
  • Heating fuel: refuel before you are empty; fuel carriers may not reach you for days after a winter storm
  • Emergency heat source: fireplace, wood stove or space heater, properly ventilated to prevent a fire. NOT CANDLES OR INDOOR KEROSENE heaters
  • Fire extinguisher, smoke alarm; test smoke alarms once a month to ensure they work properly
  • Extra pet food and warm shelter for pets
  • Review generator safety. You should never run a generator in an enclosed space.
  • Home fires are common each winter when trying to stay warm. Review ways to keep your home and loved ones safe before, during and after the storm. 

 

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For the latest updates for Winter Storm Jonas follow this link to the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) 

 

From all the Clarke & Sampson employees, stay safe and warm this weekend! 

 

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