Winter weather can be scary when you're not prepared. But if you follow a few simple tips and stay off the roads and indoors, you can keep yourself, your family and your home safe during even the worst storms. And who knows, you may even enjoy a good snow day.
While storms can't always be predicted with 100% accuracy, most major winter storms can be forecast with enough notice so that shoppers can get their essentials. Don't wait until you see the first snowflake to begin preparing for a winter storm. Here are some ways to get started:
Remain calm during a winter storm. The more you plan ahead, the easier it is to stay safe. If possible, monitor Environment Canada public weather alerts or local television and radio stations for updates and evacuations. Follow these other steps to keep your family safe and your home protected during a winter storm:
Once the storm is over, wait for local authorities to indicate that it's safe to venture outdoors. Be sure to avoid roads that have not been plowed and be careful of black ice. Follow these other tips to stay safe following a winter storm:
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