Are You Winter Weather Prepared?

This time of year, it’s crucial to ensure that you and your loved ones are prepared for the challenges that winter weather can bring. Here are some essential tips to help you stay safe and comfortable during the winter months:
Bundle Up: 
  • Dress in layers to trap body heat and protect yourself from the cold.
  • Don’t forget a hat, gloves, and a scarf to cover exposed skin.
Winterize your vehicle:
  • If you drive, make sure your vehicle is winter-ready.
    • Check the tires, brakes, and antifreeze levels, and keep an emergency kit in your car.
  • Winter Car Kit checklist
    • Windshield scraper
    • Small broom
    • Flashlight
    • Blanket
    • Spare radio batteries
    • Snacks or energy type food
    • Water
    • Flares and matches
    • Shovel
    • Hats, socks and mittens
    • First aid kit
    • Fluorescent distress flag
Practice Safe Driving:
  • If you must drive in snowy or icy conditions, drive slowly, keep a safe distance from other vehicles, and use snow tires if possible.
  • Be cautious of black ice on the roads.
  • Travel with a fully charged cell phone.
  • If you know you’ll be driving during a snowstorm, let others know about your route, destination, and estimated time of arrival.
  • If you become stranded in deep snow and are idling the engine to keep warm, keep the area around the tailpipe clear to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning inside the vehicle.
    • Also, open a window slightly to let in fresh air.
Take Care of Your Health:
  • Cold weather can strain your health, so get enough rest, eat well-balanced meals, and keep yourself physically active to boost your immune system.
  • Stay hydrated! Even in colder weather, it’s important to stay hydrated. Drink plenty of water to help your body regulate temperature and stay healthy.

Remember, being winter-ready is more than just having the right gear; it’s also about being informed and proactive. You can enjoy the winter season safely and comfortably by taking these steps.

At Raymond Nelson Insurance, we go the extra mile to find the coverage that best protects what matters most: the business you’ve built and the people you love. We always take the time to get to know each client and serve their best interests. Call us today at (270) 885-1800 or contact us online for more information.