BLIZZARD - Tips To Be Prepared from Chappaqua Paint & Hardware
It is very important to be prepared as we anticipate snow, wind, and ice coming to our area this winter. Below are some tips to help keep you safe during the severe winter weather. Please rely on your friendly neighborhood hardware store Chappaqua Paint & Hardware for resources, referrals, and assistance in the coming days. Call us at 914-861-2777 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions, concerns, or needs.
General tips to follow:
- Stay off the roads, unless travel is an absolutely necessary.
- If you must drive, make sure you have a full tank of gas and emergency supplies in case you are stranded.
- If you need medication refills, food or other critical supplies, take time on Monday morning to complete these tasks.
- Remove vehicles from the street. If a snow emergency is declared, vehicles may be ticketed and towed.
- Remove soccer goals, basketball hoops and other such items from the sides of the streets.
- Remove holiday decorations that may become airborne in high winds.
- Be prepared for power outages. Keep your cell phone charged and have flashlights, batteries, firewood, fire starters, generators, extra fuel and other supplies.
Additionally, it is suggested that all residents have an emergency supply kit. Below are a list of items that should be included in the kit:
- One gallon of bottled water per person per day for at least three days, for drinking and sanitation
- At least a three-day supply of non-perishable food for you and your pet
- A three-day supply of prescription medication
- Battery-powered or hand crank radio and a NOAA Weather Radio with tone alert and extra batteries for both
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- First aid kit
- Moist towelettes
- Wrench or pliers to turn off utilities
- Cell phone with chargers, inverter or solar charger
- Extra fuel (stored in a safe container) for generators
And finally there is the task of dealing with all the snow and living through the experience of the blizzard. The forecast says we are to receive more than a foot of snow. Equipment and accessories needed to deal with the blizzard are in stock and available for purchase at Chappaqua Paint & Hardware:
Batteries - Candles - Car Scrapers - Duct Tape - Flashlights - Firewood - Fire Starters - Gas Cans - Generators - Heaters - Ice Cleats - Ice Melt - Kerosene Lamps & Oil - Lanterns - Manual Can Openers - Percolator Coffee Pots - Pet Safe Ice Melt - Tarps - Roof & Gutter De-Icer Coils - Sleds - Snow Blowers - Snow Shovels - Snow Tubes - Work Gloves - Weather striping