Last winter was mild, but are you ready for what this winter might have in store? Below are tips to help you become better prepared for winter.
- Ensure each member of your household has a warm coat, gloves/mittens, hat and water-resistant boots.
- Winterize your car and always keep your fuel tank full. Have additional supplies in your vehicle such as flares, chains/traction devices, blankets, water and nonperishable food items.
- Keep extra supplies available such as a snow shovel, blankets, first-aid kit, manual can opener, radio and surge protector for electronics.
- Keep flashlights, light sticks or other alternate sources of light on hand.
- Check battery-powered equipment (radio, flashlights) and have spare batteries on hand.
- Stock up on basic food items for a minimum of two weeks.
- Stock up on pet food/water for two weeks.
- Store enough water for one gallon per person per day for two weeks.
- For propane or oil heat, check for adequate fuel supply. For fireplace, have it inspected, making sure chimney is not blocked and keep extra wood on hand.
- Wrap inside/outside pipes to prevent damage.
For more preparedness information, visit www.BeavertonOregon.gov/prepare.
Current Weather and Road Condition Information:
- National Weather Service http://www.weather.gov – Current local weather forecasts.
- Trip Check http://www.tripcheck.com – Check your route using road-side Cameras.
- Washington County Roads http://wc-roads.com View status of roads/bridges in Washington County
- Trip Check Dial 5-1-1 – Recorded message describing road status.