Severe Winter Weather Checklist

As wild winter storms rage across the country, many individuals and families have been caught off guard. Extreme cold and snow have affected swaths of the United States, affecting cities all across the country. 

If you’re facing severe weather, it’s important to have a game plan in place that will ensure you and your family are protected and living in some semblance of normalcy. Below, Geneverse provides a useful checklist that will help any household brave any storm.

Supply Runs

Paying attention to the weather forecast will help you stay on top of any winter storms heading your way. If there’s a snowstorm or extreme weather occurring in your area and you know about it ahead of time, this gives you the ability to anticipate what you may need. 

Take a look at your fridge and pantry and take note of anything you’re running low on. Buy plenty of food and water, preferably enough to last the entire duration of the storm – perhaps even a few days afterward, especially if you don’t have the luxury of driving a four-wheel drive vehicle. Rear-wheel drive vehicles have a hard time making it up slopes of varying degrees when there’s ice, snow, and slush on the roads. It’s best to stay off the roads when they’re covered in snow and/or ice.

Stock up on toilet paper, canned food (fruits and veggies especially), bottled water, batteries, and perhaps even some MRE (meals ready to eat) just in case the power goes out.

Warm Clothing

It’s not uncommon for the electricity to go out during severe winter weather events. Unfortunately, if electricity goes out, so does your primary source of heat. This is true for furnaces, boilers, or electric heat. As a matter of fact, electricity is even required for gas furnaces to run.

We all take our heat and electricity for granted, but we have to be prepared for the worst. Wool socks, protective/warm gloves, warm clothes (including a thermal base layer), snow boots, and a zero-degree sleeping bag can all come through in the clutch if you’re unable to heat your home. Every member of the household should have plenty of warm clothes and means to stay warm when the weather gets cold. 

Vehicle Preparation

Ideally, everyone will be able to stay at home during a severe weather event, but sometimes the unexpected occurs. Although it’s best to stay off the roads, some of us don’t always have that luxury, especially during emergencies or unforeseen circumstances.

Don’t assume that you’re absolutely not going to drive. Investing in winter tires will give your vehicle the best shot at navigating wintry roads. Arrange a vehicle emergency kit with first aid supplies, a flashlight (with fresh batteries), a blanket or zero-degree sleeping bag, bottled water, and a few servings of non-perishable food (freeze-dried pouches of camping food are ideal). These are all beneficial items to have if you’re ever snowed in or trapped in the snow/ice.

Backup Power

It is ideal during severe weather events to have a backup source of power. Gas generators can be used, however, they can only be utilized outdoors due to toxic fumes. Solar generators can be used indoors and outdoors, harnessing the power of the sun instead of running on fossil fuels.

Geneverse provides emergency backup power stations that can power 99% of your home appliances, electronics, and crucial medical devices. Even during a snowstorm, your household can stay powered throughout extreme weather events.

Geneverse PowerPillar ESS – Power for Good!

Many experts attribute global warming as one of the underlying causes of these numerous extreme weather events, events we seem to be seeing more and more of. Geneverse is proud to provide products and solutions that help our customers reduce their carbon footprint. Converting to clean green energy helps reduce reliance on the grid while benefiting the environment.

Geneverse is proud to introduce our PowerPillar ESS, the most cost-efficient home energy storage system on the market, and works with or without solar. With our home energy storage system, you have the ability to choose how and when you spend, store, or even sell your home’s energy. Your stored solar energy can be used during extreme weather events, even when the power goes out. Our PowerPillar ESS is the ultimate way to achieve true energy independence. 

About Geneverse: Geneverse is the most reliable and cost-efficient source for solar energy. Our PowerPillar ESS integrates solar power, battery storage, not to mention grid and generator power sources that help our customers get the most out of their energy storage investment – all at the most competitive pricing on the market. We craft complete home energy systems that power energy independence rain or shine in addition to portable solar products that provide decentralized power during emergencies and unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about Geneverse and how we can bring protection and security to your family/household by visiting our website today.

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