Princeton Lawn and Landscapes
Stranded in you Vehicle
If a blizzard traps you in your car:
Pull off road.
Turn on hazard lights
Remain with the vehicle where rescuers are most likly to find you.
Do not set out on foot unless you can see a building close by where you know you can seek shelter.
Conserve fuel. Run engine and heater for 10 minutes each hour to stay warm.
Whenever the engine is running make sure you crack a window for ventilation and keep the exhaust pipe clear of snow. This will protect you from carbon monoxide posioning.
Take turns sleeping. One person should always be awake looking for rescuers.
Turn on the inside light at night so work crews and rescuers can see you.
Drink water to stay hydrated.
Winterize your home
Winterize your home to extend the life of your fuel supply by insulating walls and attics, caulking and weather stripping doors and windows, and installing storm windows or covering windows with plastic.
Have chimneys cleaned and inspected every year.
Learn how to shut off water valves in case a pipe freezes and bursts.
Keep fire extingushers handy, and make sure everyone knows how to use them.
Insulate pipes and let faucets on outside walls drip a little. Running water, even at a trickle will prevent pipes from freezing.