The Winter Weather Awareness Week put on by the National Weather Service and the Emergency Management Agencies of the state of Alabama continues with a look at how one can prepare a home for winter weather.
With winter weather comes cold, and experts advise that you should have your home be well insulated. They recommend caulking and weather-stripping doors and windows to keep cold from leaking in.
Other Recommended Procedures –
The National Weather Service has a few other items they recommend to ensure your home is protected from wintry weather:
Also, it is recommended that each home have an emergency heater should the main source of heat fail.
Outside, insulate your water pipes with foam or even newspaper to help prevent bursting.
If a hard freeze is expected, let your outdoor faucets drip slightly to prevent damage.
This Winter Weather Awareness Week concludes with a look at how to drive safely if caught on the roadways during a winter storm.
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