With temperatures dropping up and down the country it is no surprise that the North of America is set to see some of the worst snowstorms to ever be recorded. Local authorities are issuing safety warnings to some of the most at-risk states, with orders to remain indoors unless travel is completely necessary. The situation is very intense with fleets of government trawlers being put to the streets to clear some the roads and help people get to where they need to go, although only essential travel has been advised many residents have been seen venturing out to local supermarkets to stock up on essentials and buy extra provisions to last them through the looming storms.
With official advice stating to remain in your homes as much as possible, you should only venture out in pairs to ensure your safety and limit traffic in stores. Official representatives from local supermarkets have stated to limit how many people visit their store, to be mindful of what you buy to ensure there is stock for everyone, and to be respectful to the staff who are still at work. The community spirit that has been shown is truly amazing with so many examples of selfless acts being shown all over the country. In these situations, it is nice to see how willing people are to help others.
Following the closure of many schools and workplaces due to the safety risk posed by the aggressive weather, many families who have the ability have chosen to leave their state to try and escape the weather. The North of America is set to be the most affected with other states only having a weather prediction for light snow, which is much safer and more manageable. However, there are many who remain in the danger zone who cannot escape out of state, for those people who are going to be left at their homes there are some safety guidelines available to ensure you and your families are not endangered.
Travel in limited numbers and only where necessary to reduce traffic in stores and on the roads, although you definitely should not be venturing out alone official guidance has stated you should only travel in pairs where possible to limit the number of people who are exposed to the harsh conditions.
Checking on your neighbors is very important at this time, if you know of someone who lives alone you should check in on them and make sure they have everything they need. Not everyone is able to get out to the store and may not have family nearby to help. It is vital that communities come together to ensure everyone is safe and well during this daunting weather.
Use a weather application like snow predictor to keep up to date with the weather severity and any current weather warnings.
Make yourself a safety pack with essential equipment for damages against your home, first aid kit, backup power source, water, food, and medicine. If you are driving you should also make a safety pack for your vehicle for cases where your car stops working or you get stuck in the snow.
Although safety is vital in weather situations like this you should also prepare for spending a lot of time indoors, your mental health is just as important so you may wish to invest in some different kinds of entertainment especially if you have children. Things like board games, cooking, music, and DVDs are all great ways to keep you entertained during this period where you will have to stay inside.