CINCINNATI -- Brrrr! Grab your coat and hat, gloves and scarf... and pretty much anything else to cover your body during the next few days of extreme cold in the Tri-State.
With temperatures expected in the single digits, a few tips from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention could help ease the chill.
Winter Survival Kit for your home (keep several days supply of these items):
- Food that needs no cooking or refrigeration, such as bread, crackers, cereal, canned foods and dried fruits. Remember baby food and formula if you have young children
- Water stored in clean containers, or purchased bottled water (5 gallons per person) in case your water pipes freeze and rupture
- Medicines that any family member may need
Emergency Supplies List:
- Alternate ways to heat your home during a power failure (dry firewood for a fireplace or wood stove, kerosene for a kerosene heater)
- Furnace fuel (coal, propane or oil)
- Electric space heater with automatic shut-off switch and non-glowing elements
- Multipurpose, dry-chemical fire extinguisher
- First aid kit
- Flashlight or battery-powered lantern
- Battery-powered radio
- Battery powered clock or watch
- Extra batteries
- Non-electric can opener
- Snow shovel
- Rock salt
- Special needs items (diapers, hearing air batteries, etc.)
Prepare your home for winter:
- Have your chimney or flue inspected each year
- Install a smoke detector and battery-operated carbon monoxide detector near the area being heated. Test them monthly and replace batteries twice yearly
- If you are 65 or older, place an easy-to-read thermometer in an indoor location where you will see it frequently
- Insulate any water lines that run along exterior walls so your water supply will be less likely to freeze
- Bring your pets indoors or provide adequate shelter to keep them warm and make sure they have access to unfrozen water
Prepare Your Car for Winter:
- Have the radiator system serviced, or check the antifreeze level yourself with an antifreeze tester. Add antifreeze, as needed.
- Replace windshield-wiper fluid with a wintertime mixture.
- Replace any worn tires, and check the air pressure in the tires
- **During winter, keep the gas tank near full to help avoid ice in the tank and fuel lines
CLICK HERE for more helpful tips from the U.S. Department of Health And Human Services Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
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