Blizzard Disaster Preparedness Before a Blizzard As beautiful as new fallen snow can be, it can also be disruptive, destructive, and deadly. Heavy snow on roadways can make for dangerous driving. Snow on power lines can also cause power outages that can last for days. Being prepared for heavy snowfall and having extra emergency supplies on hand is the best way to make sure your family stays safe both during and after the storm. Family Communication Plan: Your family may not be together, plan how you will contact one another.Create a contact card for all family members and keep them in a wallet, purse, backpack, briefcase, etc.Check emergency plans with your children’s day care or school.Identify a non-local friend or relative household members can notify when they are safe, they may be in a better position to communicate betweenseparated families.If you have a cell phone, program that person(s) as “ICE” (In Case of Emergency) in your phone. If you are in an accident, emergency personnel willoften check your ICE listings in order to get a hold of someone you know.Text messages can often get around network disruptions when a phone call might not be able to get through. Here are some useful links to help you prepare and stay safe: Download & Print the FEMA Emergency Supply List:www.pdc.org/pdf/preparedness/epc-all.pdfWinter Storm Preparedness:http://www.redcross.org/prepare/disaster/winter-stormWe care about your safety! Please let us know if we can do anything, we are here for you. Please take care, heed the warnings and stay safe!