New Hampshire Electric Cooperative: Have the following items on hand in a snow emergency
Jeff Lacoy works to clear snow in front of the state house in Concord, N.H., Monday, Jan. 14, 2008. Another snowstorm brought heavy snow falling causing delays on the roads, closed more than 500 schools, canceled flights, and shut down all legislative business at the state house. The storm is expected to bring a foot of snow before it ends this evening. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)
WITH AN OLD-FASHIONED blizzard in the forecast, it makes sense to be prepared for possible power outages that could last for several days. The New Hampshire Electric Cooperative recommends having these essential items on hand:
∎ Water, one gallon per person, per day.
∎ Non-perishable food and easy-to-prepare items.
∎ Flashlight – Do not use candles during a power outage due to the extreme risk of fire.
∎ Battery-powered or hand-crank radio.
∎ Extra batteries.
∎ First aid kit.
∎ Medications (seven-day supply) and required medical items.
∎ Multi-purpose tool.
∎ Sanitation and personal hygiene items.
∎ Cell phone with chargers. Charge your phone before the storm hits.
∎ Family and emergency contact information.
∎ Extra cash.
∎ A full tank of gas.
∎ If someone in your home is dependent on electric-powered, life-sustaining equipment, remember to include backup power in your evacuation plan.