Blizzard Disaster Preparedness

Before a Blizzard

New fallen snow can be beautiful… it can also be disruptive, destructive, and potentially deadly! Snow on power lines can cause power outages that can last for days. Heavy snow on roadways can make driving dangerous. Being prepared for ice storms or heavy snowfalls, and having extra emergency supplies on hand is the best way to make sure your family stays safe both during and after a storm.

Family Communication Plan:

  • Your family may not be all together in one place, plan ahead how you will contact one another - create a contact card for all family members to keep on their person so they don’t have to rely on their cell phones - keep them in a wallet, purse, backpack, briefcase, etc.
  • Check emergency plans with your children’s day care or school.
  • Text messages can often get around network disruptions when a phone call might not be able to get through.
  • Identify a non-local friend or relative as an Emergency Contact that may be in a better position to communicate between separated families; household members can notify them when they are safe if they are unable to contact you.
  • If you have a cell phone, program your Emergency Contact(s) as “ICE” (In Case of Emergency) in your phone. If you are in an accident, emergency personnel will often check your ICE listings in order to get a hold of someone you know.

Here are some useful links to help you prepare and stay safe:

We care about your safety! Please let us know if we can do anything to help, we are here for you. Please take care, heed the warnings and stay safe!