With the recent severe winter weather and the potential for more snow this weekend, the American Red Cross is sharing some helpful tips on winter storm safety.
One helpful winter safety tip is to prepare for a power outage. The American Red Cross recommends assembling an essential supplies kit that includes:
Portable, battery-powered radio
At least one gallon of water per person
Small supply of nonperishable food
First aid kit
The Red Cross also recommends not driving unless absolutely necessary. However, if you do have to drive, ensure that your vehicle is winterized and has a full tank of gas.
More helpful tips on how to prepare for the cold weather can be found at http://www.redcrossillinois.org/winter-safety.