Alabama’s Winter Weather Awareness Week: Preparing Your Home


 

 

Other Recommended Procedures – 

The National Weather Service has a few other items they recommend to ensure your home is protected from wintry weather: 

  • Install storm windows or cover large windows with plastic
  • Have food that is a quick energy producer such as raisins
  • Stock a flashlight, fire extinguisher, and a battery-powered radio
  • Call a neighbor or emergency agency if the situation gets out of hand

 

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.

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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