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Be Prepared For Storms With A Winter Weather Prep Kit In Beaverton, Or - Fox Insurance Agency

Now that winter has arrived, it’s time to prepare for winter weather conditions.  At Fox Insurance Agency we have a few suggestions to help you get prepared before the winter storms hit!

Of course you want to have the right supplies on hand.  You will want to create a basic emergency kit that includes among other things a battery powered radio and at least one week’s worth of food and safety supplies. 

There are many other items you may want to consider including in your emergency kit.  Here are just a few to consider:  

Drinking Water

Canned/No-Cook Food

Non-Electric Can Opener

Prescription Medicine As Needed

First Aid Kit

Bag of Cat Litter or Sand to add traction on walkways

Battery Powered Lamps

Carbon Monoxide and Smoke Alarm in working order

 

And what about when bad weather hits?  Here are a few things to consider adding to your winter storm checklist:

     

  • Leave water taps slightly open so they drip to prevent frozen pipes.
  • Open kitchen cabinet doors under the sink to keep the pipes warm.
  • Have an alternate heat source in case the power goes out.  If the fireplace, make sure you have plenty of dry firewood.

 

One of the most important things you can do is to be prepared!  With all the media coverage you generally have plenty of warning that a winter storm is on the way. Don’t wait until the roads are icy and dangerous.  Get your supplies packed, your pipes protected, and a backup plan in case of a power outage.  And of course, make sure that you have great Homeowners Insurance and Auto Insurance!  We at Fox Insurance Agency can help with that.  Call us for a free quote today.  You can also visit our insurance website 24/7 to see about the other insurance products we offer.