California is known for its mild weather, but the upcoming freeze warning and wind advisory in the Tri-Valley warrants attention. Now, more than ever, it’s so important to be prepare your family, pets, home, and vegetation from the effects of the winter chill we are just hours away from experiencing.
Tips to Survive Inclement Weather in the Tri-Valley
The recent floods from the winter storms, the wind knocking down trees and power lines, and the chilly temperatures remind us that the power of Mother Nature is nothing to reckon with.
With these tips to survive inclement weather in the Tri-Valley, you can be more prepared to literally weather the storm.
- Refill supplies such as water, canned food, ice, snack foods, and pet food. In the event of a power outage, you will have food to sustain yourself.
- Consider refilling your propane tanks to power generators in the event of an outage or to use for cooking.
- Have candles, matches, lighters, and flashlights handy and in a place that you can easily get to them in the event of an emergency.
- Stock up on batteries for flashlights, carbon monoxide, and fire alarms.
- Layer in warm clothes and blankets to keep warm.
- Trim trees and branches to keep from damaging property during high wind advisories.
- Tie down or remove all loose exterior objects that may blow in the event of high winds. This will help avoid damage to the exterior of the home, pools, or windows.
- Bring in all animals. The weather is too extreme to be kept outside.
- Cover all delicate plants that aren’t used to such extreme temperatures.
- Examine your emergency kit to make sure the medicines are not expired and that you have everything you may need in the event of an injury.
- Make sure you have access to all medication and that they are kept away from children and pets.
- Charge phones and cars if necessary in the event you need to evacuate.
- Fill cars with gasoline.
- Make an escape plan if you are required to evacuate, lose power, or don’t feel safe enough to stay at your location.
- Have access to a radio or other device to track the storm and follow the local news.
Keep Safe, Everyone!
Let’s all keep safe! If you have a friend or neighbor that is alone or elderly, please plan on checking on them. Together, we can survive any storm!