Just like winter decor and winter clothes, it is that time of year to dust off the winter weather safety kit.

It’s important to have a basic emergency kit for home, and let’s make sure it is winterized.

What You Need To Know

  • Communicate plans with the whole family before a winter storm strikes

  • Prep the emergency kit with kids so they can learn about basic winter safety

  • Plan to bring the pets inside before the cold and snow strike

Back to the basics

Every home should have a disaster supply kit ready for any emergency, so make sure your basics are covered.

Items you can probably already find in your house to organize and include would be batteries, a first aid kit, flashlights, extra water and non-perishable foods.

Now let’s winterize! You’ll want to add extra blankets, clothes and gloves to keep everyone warm in case your home loses power.

You can prepare and replenish these items for your kit now. Below, you can find recommendations for your winter weather safety kit for your home.

What’s your plan?

Once you've finalized your home winter weather kit, communicate your safety plan with your whole household before a winter storm hits.

Make sure you know the differences between watches, advisories and warnings.