Be Prepared For The Winter Storm Coming to Boston Dec.15th With These Quick Tips

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Real Estate Agent with United Realty Express Luxury Properties #114583

Be Prepared For The Winter Storm Coming to Boston Dec. 15th With These Quick Tips

 It’s getting cold, and that means you’re at risk for blizzards or ice storms. Depending on where you live, these winter storms can knock out the power for weeks. With these easy tips, you can be prepared for – and even enjoy – these storms.

 Stay Warm

 Losing power means losing heat, and that can be a pain. But trust me, you can live comfortably for a long time with no heat. The first step is to dress warm. Lots of light layers keep you warmer than one big coat, so layer up. Wear a hat or a hood as well. Your body loses most of its heat through your head. It’s also important to insulate your house. Put extra weather stripping or towels under the door and windows. You don’t want any drafts getting in.

 

Keep Your Water Running

 Pipes might freeze during a winter storm as well. It’s important to keep the water running. The water in the pipes will freeze much faster if it isn’t moving. So go to each faucet and tap and turn them on just a little bit, so that they’re barely dripping. That way the water won’t sit still in the pipes and freeze.

 

Stay In The Loop

 Your regular sources of information may be obsolete without electricity. Your computer and cell phone will die quickly, and your television will be dead as well. Keep a battery-powered radio on hand. It seems old-fashioned, but it’s much more comforting when you know when the power is expected to come back on. Remember that most news like this is on the AM stations.

Look for battery powered radios at CVS, Walgreens, Ocean State Job Lot and Radio Shack

 

Check On Your Neighbors

 Remember you’re not the only one without power. Put on your snow boots and go see how your neighbors are fairing in the winter storm. Even if they’re the kind of neighbors with an obnoxious barking dog, it’s worth checking in on them. You might bring an extra blanket or two as well.

 

Stock Up

 When it comes to winter storms, it’s better to be over prepared, than not prepared enough. Keep some extra water and canned foods stored in the house. Keep extra flashlights, candles, matches, a camping stove, and maybe some extra gasoline for the car, or generator. Like a boy scout always be prepared. Most storms won’t be a matter of life and death, but your preparedness will make the storm much more comfortable.

 Winter storms can be a pain in the neck, but a little preparation goes a long way. When the power goes out, it’s nice to know that you have everything you need to get by. Just remember to stock up on supplies, keep your water running, stay up to date, and check on your neighbors.

If you don't have time to get to food store - order online at either of these local food stores:

make sure you have enough Milk; bread; batteries, candles, matches, water; eggs; butter; canned goods; and.. toilet paper

Roche Bros:  www.rochebros.com 

or Stop N Shop: http://www.peapod.com/?001=464&006=10019&linkid=L 

Order before Saturday - December 14, 2013 - so delivery will come before the storm.  I want these drivers to be safe as well!!

Stay busy - do your holiday writing - holiday cooking - holiday decorating - wrapping - enjoy staying inside!!!

 

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