Tips for Dealing with Winter

Winter is here across much of North America. This season plagues even the sturdiest among us—as with winter comes the inevitable storms of the season.

Here are a few winter tips to help you prepare for and deal with the season:

  • Insulate the attic to keep roof surface cold and help avoid ice dams.
  • Maintain emergency generator’s fuel supply.
  • Insulate pipes in basement and unheated spaces.
  • Check battery-powered equipment, replace any weak or questionable batteries.
  • Confirm operation of an alternative power source for any life support medical equipment in use.
  • Fill the gas tank in your cars.
  • Store drinking water in jugs, bottles, and bathtubs, in case you lose your source of water.
  • Secure outdoor objects.
  • Cautiously proceed with storm cleanup!

When you finish your winter tips preparations and tasks, be sure to get out and enjoy the season. Go for a nature walk, snowshoe, cross country ski, ice skate, or sledding with the kids or grandkids. Embracing the season makes it much more tolerable and enjoyable!