Having a plan for how to deal with the snow will keep you and your family safe and healthy this year. We wanted to share some tips on how to prepare for any impending weather and avoid injury.
Set Up Snow Removal
- Have a plan for how you’re going to get rid of all the snow. If you plan on doing your own snow removal, please see our Snow Shoveling blog to ensure you are doing it the best way to avoid injury. Be careful and wear appropriate footwear–we do not want you to fall and break a wrist.
- If you are not planning to remove what has accumulated yourself, try contacting a neighbor who possibly has a snowblower and wouldn’t mind letting you borrow it or wouldn’t mind doing your driveway. You also may have a neighbor with a high-schooler or college student who would be willing to shovel for you. Having a plan before storms and snowfall happen will help you immensely in the long run.
- Have some salt or de-icer on hand before the snow happens so you are prepared.
Many stores will now allow you to order groceries online and they will deliver them to your door. If you feel unsafe leaving your home because of inclement weather, this may be an option.
Walking Your Pet
If you have to walk your pet, stick to the grass. The grass will hopefully be less slick than your sidewalk might be. Be careful! If you have a long enough leash, try standing inside while Fido does his business.
Don’t Risk It!
If you feel unsafe leaving your home in the winter weather, don’t leave. Many people break their wrists this time of year due to falling on snow and ice, so please be careful!
For more information, see our Winter Weather Policy.