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Monday 2 April 2018

Winter Weather Emergency Preparedness in Wausau and Central Wisconsin
Will you be prepared if you get stuck at home, in the car, or at the office?

Posted by at 8:58 AM

Winter Weather Emergency Preparedness in Wausau and Central Wisconsin

It doesn’t look like winter is giving up just yet here in Central Wisconsin. Make sure your emergency kits are still accessible before the snow hits tonight and tomorrow, and if you have not created them yet, here’s a list of what to include for you home, car, and at work.

Being Prepared at Home

Make sure your family is prepared for winter storms with an emergency kit at home that includes:

  • Flashlights and extra batteries
  • Non-perishable food and water
  • Blankets
  • Heating/fuel equipment incase you lose your normal source.
  • Portable chargers
  • Salt to melt ice and sand to improve traction in your driveway if you need to leave.
  • Shovels or a snow blower
  • Multipurpose tool
  • Battery-operated/crank radio
  • Extra food for your pets.
  • Moist towelettes
  • Games or other activities for your kids.

Emergency Kit for the Car 

Even if school is canceled, many of us still have to make it to work and drop the kids off at daycare. Make sure you have an emergency kit in your car in the event that you get in an accident or slide off the road.

  • Flashlight and batteries
  • Blankets
  • Emergency contact information
  • First Aid Kit
  • Non-perishable food and water
  • Medications
  • Snow shovel and ice scraper
  • Multipurpose tool
  • Jumper Cables
  • Battery-operated/crank radio
  • Gloves and Boots
  • Portable cell phone charger

Being Prepared at the Office

Sometimes snow falls faster than you’re anticipating, or you get caught up in a project at work and before you know it, it’s too dangerous to travel home from work. Keep an emergency kit handy just in case you are snowed in at your office.

  • Non-perishable food and water
  • An extra set of clothes
  • Personal hygiene items
  • Medications
  • Multipurpose tool
  • Flashlights and batteries
  • Blanket/pillow
  • Battery-operated/crank radio

Be prepared and travel safely if you need to go out during a winter storm to avoid the all too common occurrence of getting stuck.  You can find even more tips about being prepared for a disaster or emergency at ready.gov or redcross.org, and as always, you ServiceMaster Restoration Professionals is standing by 24/7/365 to help in case of a disaster at home or the office. Call us at 715-842-2488.