Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Blizzard Checklist

         There is going to be a blizzard tonight! My weather.com app, which is normally green, was yellow Sunday, orange yesterday, and today it is red.

         I'm actually a little excited! It's going to suck for everyone's commute Wednesday morning. Also, Pops has to go to work late tonight after the blizzard starts :/. Maybe he has some vacation time he could use...

         We are going to get some more things from the store today just to make sure we don't run out of anything, and then be stuck in the house, unable to get it. 

       There is also the possibility that the power could go out. Make sure you have everything you need, just in case. Here is a checklist by Consumer Reports Home and Garden blog :
  • 1 gallon of water/person/day
  • No-cooking required food
  • Zero-electricity can opener
  • First-aid kit
  • Battery-powered radio
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries
  • Fuel for stoves
  • Extension cords
  • Wrenches and pliers for turning off utilities and shutting water pipes
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Battery-powered smoke and CO alarms
  • Fuel for snow blower
  • Snow shovels
  • Rock salt, calcium chloride, and sand for melting snow
  • Hat, scarf, mittens
  • Can of Yeti-Off
  • Flares
  • Car jack
  • Lug wrench
  • Jumper cables

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