Winter Emergency Kits

Winter in the south can mean a sunny 60° or it can mean freezing temperatures with ice and snow covered roads that make travel impossible. And in true southern fashion, both of those can happen within the same week! This year Old Man Winter has already begun to rear his ugly head. Are you prepared?

Freezing temperatures and winter ice storms can mean days stranded at home with or without power. To be prepared, household winter emergency kits should include enough food, water and supplies to last four days without power. Check your home  kit against this checklist.

  • Food that doesn’t require heating or refrigeration, such as canned meats, soups and stews, cereal, and energy bars
  • Manual can opener
  • Paper plates, cups and plastic utensils
  • 1 gallon of water per person per day (allow enough for four days)
  • Flashlights and batteries
  • Battery-powered radio
  • Battery-powered clock
  • Cellular phone
  • First-aid kit
  • Four-day supply of prescription medicines
  • Blanket and cold-weather clothing for each family member
  • Infant formula and diapers, if you have an infant
  • Pet food and additional water for household pets

Winter road conditions can change in an instant leaving you to cope with ice, snow and limited visibility. Anyone stuck in the Atlanta Snowpocalypse of 2014? A large duffle bag or plastic tote stored in the trunk of your car with the following items can tip the odds in your favor during a similar winter event.

  • Bag of sand, road salt or non-clumping cat litter.
  • Ice scraper
  • Jumper cables
  • Small shovel (to dig snow away from wheels, or scatter sand on roadway)
  • Flares or reflective triangle to warn other motorists if you break down
  • Blanket
  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Bottles of drinking water
  • Nonperishable food
  • First aid kit
  • Jacket, hat, gloves and sturdy, snow-proof boots
  • Paper towels/toilet paper
  • Cell Phone Charger
  • Cash

No matter what winter may bring your way this year, you can depend on the team at Sleek & Williamson to have you covered. Contact us today at (770) 489-2403.

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