Some heavy snowfall will be hitting parts of New Jersey Thursday. You should be expecting a difficult morning commute.  Make sure you prepare for the snow storm with some tips below:


Stock up before the storm:


-Shovel:  You will definitely need this after the snow has stopped. It is important to shovel out your cars and driveway to create safer driving conditions for you and your neighborhood.

-Rock salt: Effective in melting snow.  This can prevent buildup of snow and help melt the snow as it hits the ground.

-Stock up on food and water:  Store at least 3-day supply of non-perishable food for you and your family, including pets.  Buy a couple gallons of water depending on how many people are in your family.

-Medical supplies: always have first aid kits handy for crisis situations.  Make sure anyone who needs prescription drugs gets those before snow fall.

-Assistive technology: Make sure to have battery backup power for power-dependent mobility devices.

-Flashlights, radio, and cell phone charger:  These will need to be charged without electricity.  Your flashlight and radio should be either hand-cranked or battery-powered, and stored with extra batteries.  Your cell phone should be charged from a car outlet if possible.


Prevent hypothermia:


-Dress appropriately and avoid being in the cold for too long.  Wear a ton of layers.

-Stay hydrated, drink warm liquids, and stay active to maintain body heat.

-Get out of the cold immediately if there are sign of hypothermia or frostbite. (Numbness, weakness, glossed over look, loss of consciousness)


It is important to be prepared for a snow storm.  Staying safe and healthy is easy if you are stocked with the right supplies.  Especially during a strong flu season it is important to dress warm and try to eat healthy when cooped up inside.  Cosmo Insurance Agency urges you to take these precautions to ensure that your family is safe.


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