Let’s Get Ready for Winter Weather

Parts of the Nation are already experiencing some winter-like weather and realizing winter will be here soon. Before the winter season arrives, get ready with some tips to prepare for extreme cold, snow, and ice. Share these tips with your family, friends, neighbors, and other loved ones.

  • Review Your Emergency Supplies: Keep supplies on hand at locations where you spend the most time like your home, vehicle, and job. These supplies can include an alternate source for charging your phone, flashlight, blankets, food, medications, and more.
  • Weatherize Your Home: Ensure your home is winter ready and take the time to insulate your pipes, caulk areas where cold air might enter your home, and weather strip your doors and windows.
  • Winterize Your Car: Have a mechanic look at your vehicle to check your tire tread and traction as well as to ensure that your tires are inflated properly. Also, have your battery, anti-freeze, and cooling system checked. Don’t forget to replace worn windshield wipers.

Please visit ready.gov/winter-weather for a full list of tips and resources. You can also read our Winter Storm Information Sheet.