ROSELLE, NJ - The snowstorm missed us this weekend, but as winter weather continues on, the Roselle Police Department wants to make sure you are fully prepared for any other snowstorms on the horizon with a few safety tips to ensure you and your neighbors stay safe.
Here are some questions to ask yourself before, during and after a storm.
Before the Storm:
-Do you have one gallon of water per person in your household to last three days?
-Do you have enough battery power, or the ability to generate power, to stay safe and healthy during a power outage lasting more than three days?
-Are you able to make at least three days’ worth of meals without having to cook or rely on refrigerated or frozen food?
During the Storm:
-Stay off roads if at all possible. If trapped in your car, don’t try to venture out.
-Limit your time outside. If you need to go outside, wear layers of warm clothing. Watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia.
-Never heat your home with a gas stovetop or oven. Also, if you use a generator, use it at least 30 feet away from your home.
After the Storm:
-If you are able, help your neighbor's shovel out- and be sure to clear areas around fire hydrants and handicap parking spots.
-Remember to clear snow from the roof, headlights, and all windows before you drive.
If you're willing to help your neighbors shovel, let them know by commenting below.
Stay safe, and spring will be here before you know it!
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