Preparing for winter storms

Posted on Feb 19 2023 in Jay County REMC
snowplow in winter

This time of the year, dangerous conditions could confine families to their homes for days at a time. MAKE SURE TO PLAN AND PREPARE your home for the winter months. 

Indiana winters include everything from heavy snows, to freezing rain, to ice storms — sometimes all in one day. All of those forms of winter weather can create electrical hazards.

To better prepare for a power outage, your electric co-op recommends members keep a storm preparedness kit fully stocked. The basic supplies in this kit should include: 

  • Bottled water
  • Non-perishable food 
  • Emergency blankets
  • First aid kit/medicine
  • Flashlight
  • Battery-operated or hand-crank radio
  • Extra batteries
  • Toiletries