When a Winter Storm Hits Lincoln, Mass.
Temperatures are plummeting here in Middlesex County, and we are settling in for another winter in New England. As you wrap up your holiday preparations, do not forget to check on your emergency supplies to be sure you are equipped for inclement weather.
Winter Storm Heading to Lincoln, MA
When the snow is headed our way, the lines in the stores get ridiculously long. You can avoid much of the last minute shopping by taking stock of your supplies today.
If you find you need anything, you can purchase in advance and take advantage of holiday sales.
Batteries and Lighters
Check your flashlights and battery-operated radios to be sure they will be operational when needed. Confirm that you have dry matches or a lighter in case you need to light a candle or fire.
You should stock at least three gallons of water per person and pet. If you still have last year’s water, now is a good time to use up that supply and replace it with fresh water.
You should be prepared with three days of food for all household members and pets. Canned foods are a great option when the power goes out.
Check the dates on your canned goods, and replace older items with new ones.
You want to be sure you have several days of prescription medicine available for household members who need them. Check the expiration dates of nonprescription items to be certain you can provide for your family’s needs should the need arise.
Last Minute Prep
When a storm is on the horizon and everyone else is standing on line buying batteries and canned soup, you can focus on fuel and power.
Even if you plan to stay home for the duration of the storm, you should be sure your car has a full tank of gas in case you do have to go out for any reason. If possible, schedule a fill for your oil or propane tanks before the snow starts flying as well.
Finally, charge your phones and electronics ahead of time and keep them fully charged while you have power.
If you should suffer any storm damage in Lincoln, Mass., be sure to call SERVPRO of Lexington-Bedford to begin restoration. We are available for emergency services, and the sooner you call, the sooner we can start on your home’s recovery.