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7 things to do ahead of the winter storm

Posted at 4:34 PM, Jan 28, 2019

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Western New York is bracing for another winter storm expected to hit by mid-week.

Check out the seven things you should do ahead of the storm, according to experts.

1.Winterize your car

  • Ensure tires are properly inflated
  • Always have a full tank of gas
  • Pack kitty litter/salt in your trunk
  • Make a "go" bag full of essentials including warm clothes, non-perishable foods, flashlights, etc.

2. Prep your house

  • Leave cabinet doors open to allow warm air to circulate around pipes
  • Let water drip from your faucets
  • Set your thermostat to the same temperature both day and night

3. Make sure your cell phone is charged

  • Fully charge electronics the night before a storm

4. Create a list of friends, family and neighbors to contact throughout the storm

5. Bring your pets inside

6. Create/update an emergency kit

  • Pack a kit that you can take with you
  • Include things like water, food, hand-crank radio, medicine, emergency blanket

7. Know important health signs

  • Don't stay outside longer than necessary