A winter storm can consist of sleet, freezing rain, frost, ice storms or blizzards. Extreme cold and snowstorms can hit any region without warning, so it's important to listen for a winter storm watch and winter storm warning.
- Install storm windows and insulate walls and pipes.
- Shut off water valves leading outside.
- Keep dry wood for your fireplace.
- Keep at least a half-tank of gas in your car at all times.
- Keep an emergency supply kit in your car.
During a winter storm: