4 Quick Tips For Surviving Winter Storm Juno

4 Quick Tips for Surviving Winter Storm Juno

Winter storm JUNO is bearing down on the northeast, bringing blizzard conditions, patchy ice in Virginia and Maryland, and snow fall accumulations anywhere from 3 inches in West Virginia to 3 feet in New England. Snowfall rates could be up to 2+ inches per hour and even include thunder and lightning. The storm is expected to move in during the Monday evening rush hour along the I-95 corridor. New Yorkers and Bostonians are bracing for a Snowpocalypse “of Biblical proportions.”

Above all else, stay calm. Just take your fear of winter weather and just let it go. Seriously, it IS a potentially dangerous weather event but the best way to get through this kind of stuff is to use a little common sense take time prepare for it. Here’s a couple of tips to help you get through winter storm Juno.

1) Avoid Traveling. Period.

After the storm moves in, the roads are going to be a huge mess. Add in lots of stressed people trying to get somewhere that’s very important to them and it’s very possible things will could go wrong, ending in tears and twisted metal. Unless the roads in your area are cleared and plowed then stay safe and stay home.

2) If you do go outside, wear proper winter clothing.

This is the kind of winter weather where wearing stylish clothes and a light jacket will give you frostbite and cost you some toes. If do you go outside in the ice and snow, then wear clothing that will keep you warm and dry. Be aware of the wind chill, too. Dress in layers. Wear thermal underwear, gloves, and jackets that wick moisture away from your skin. Wear a warm hat. Wear boots with good tread that will keep you from slipping and keep your feet warm and dry.

3) Keep your cell phone, laptops, and tablets charged.

Blizzard conditions mean there’s going to be lots of wind-blown snow. From the amount of snow forecast it is possible there will might be power outages. Keep your devices plugged in, charging, and ready in case the power goes out. If you must travel, then take your charger with you. Also remember to write down emergency phone numbers in case your gadget runs out of power.

4) Make sure you have enough food & supplies.

In case you put it off this past weekend, RIGHT NOW is the time to get down to the store and pick up enough food and toilet paper to get you through the next couple of days. As mentioned, primary road conditions will be awful and if you live in a subdivision, you’ll probably need to wait longer for the roads to clear. If you already went to the grocery this weekend, check your supplies one last time just to be sure. Did I mention toilet paper?

Need more tips and really useful information? We’ve already got you covered. Check out this article in our blog to keep you and your family safe and warm during this winter storm.

Plus, don’t forget to take a few moments to make your home warmer and more comfortable.

Stay on top of storm forecasts at NOAA and at the Weather Channel.


Vernon Trollinger is a writer with a background in home improvement, electronics, fiction writing, and archaeology. He now writes about green energy technology, home energy efficiency, the natural gas industry, and the electrical grid.

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