Things to do to prepare for the snowstorm
1- Go food shopping
Visit the local grocery story and make sure you have enough bread and milk in case you get snowed in.
2- Fill your tank
Make sure your car has a full tank of gas. Adds weight to the car for better traction in the snow and if the gas stations lose power, you won't be able to fill up.
3- Invite some friends over
Perfect opportunity to invite some friends over for a party since the bars will be closed.
4- Charge the cell phone
Get that cell phone charged just in case you lose power.
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5- Make sure you have candles
Pull out your candles in case you loose power.
6- Have bottled water available
Have some bottled water on hand.
7- Prepare a first aid kit
Make sure you have a First Aid kit handy in case you get injured stumbling around in the dark.
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8- Get a wind-up radio
You may lose power so you should have a battery operated radio that you can use to keep informed.
9- Test the flashlights
No power, no lights. Make sure you have a flashlight.
10- Extra batteries
Fresh batteries are a must for your flashlight and portable radio.
11- Good shovel
Have a shovel to dig yourself out?
12- Rent a good movie
Snowed in? Don't forget to pick up a couple movies to keep the family entertained.
13- Pull out the board games
You might want to pull out some of the old board games to keep the kids occupied if the TV is off due to a power outage.
14- Sleeping bags
Grab the sleeping bags in case you lose heat.
There is a good chance Connecticut could get slammed with the most significant snowstorm of winter on Friday.
As much as 20 inches could fall in the northeast corner of the state, forecasters say, with between 6 to 8 inches of a “wintry mix” expected along the shore. But a lot depends on what track the still-forming storm takes, with the possibility that it could deal the state a glancing blow as it aims for Cape and the Maine coast.
FEMA provides some tips on dealing with winter storms here.
We don’t want you to be unprepared for the storm, so we put together a list of things you could do to get ready. What did we miss? Post your suggestions in the comments below.