Those who live in more temperate climates don’t often have to struggle with severe winter-related weather.
While places like California and Arizona enjoy warm and comfortable weather pretty much year-round, places like Alaska, Minnesota, Michigan, North and South Dakota, as well as northern and eastern areas of the United States have to prepare for cold winters.
Below, Geneverse goes over a few ways to prepare for and stay safe during winter storms and extreme winter temperatures.
If you live in an area that feels the winter’s bite, it’s a good idea to dress for the occasion. Many Californians who end up migrating to colder cities find out the hard way that regular clothing doesn’t cut the mustard.
Instead, invest in warm clothing – coats, hats that cover the ears, scarves, gloves, and insulated boots. When heading out into the cold, make sure to bring a few extra layers with you, or at the very least overdress so you can peel layers off if you’re too warm.
Limit Your Trips and Errands
During a winter storm, the last thing you want to be doing is driving your vehicles and being out and about in the world. Of course, if you’re heading to your job, this is an entirely different story. If you have the ability to, try to limit your errands and outside excursions until the severe weather subsides.
It’s likely difficult to foresee when the weather will get bad, but you can prepare accordingly. You can go to the grocery store once a week or once a month and stock up on supplies and provisions. Doing this will help ensure that you have everything you need if you get snowed in or worse.
Pay Attention to Wind Chill Advisories and Warnings
If you live in an area that gets dicey during the winter season, it’s important to use the resources available to you in order to stay informed.
Pay attention to your local weather report and stay updated as far as wind chill advisories and warnings. If a storm is coming, prepare accordingly.
Getting snowed in or having to shelter in place during a severe weather event can really put a damper on your social life. If you have a family or household of people you live with, take advantage of this during a winter storm. Play board games and have sing-alongs. Try to keep your spirits up and stay entertained with tactile things you can keep at home.
Of course, if your internet is still working, you can jump on a Zoom call and get some social stimulation, but nothing is guaranteed in this realm during a winter storm. Power outages are a common occurrence during all severe weather events and also during extreme weather temperatures, so it’s important to have a plan in place and be ready for the worst.
Have a Backup Power Solution
Having a backup power solution that will help you power through a severe weather event is probably more crucial than many people realize. As we saw when the Texas power grid went out, many people were poorly prepared and were subjected to hours and even days without any power.
Gas generators can often do the trick, but there are limitations. You have to have fuel on hand. You can’t use a gas generator indoors. And, once the gas is used up, the generator shuts down.
That’s where a Geneverse solar generator is worth its weight in gold. With a Geneverse solar generator you never have to be without reliable power, even during a snowstorm or any sort of winter fallout. Depending on use, Geneverse generators provide up to 7 days of reliable power to electronics, appliances, and crucial medical devices like CPAP machines and oxygen apparatuses.
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