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Winter Weather Checklists AKA basic things every Canadian probably already knows:

  Stock up on emergency supplies for communication, food, safety, heating, and vehicles in case a storm hits.
Communication Checklist
Make sure you have at least one of the following in case there is a power failure:
Cell phone, portable charger, and extra batteries.
Battery-powered radio, with extra batteries, for listening to local emergency instructions
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) weather radio receiver for listening to National Weather Service broadcasts. Learn more about NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards.
Find out how your community warns the public about severe weather:
Siren
Radio
Television
Local public health and emergency management websites
Listen to emergency broadcasts.
Make a Family Communication Plan. Your family may not be together during an extreme winter event, so it is important to know how you will contact one another, how you will get back together, and what you will do during an emergency.
Be sure to check on older neighbors and family members; assist as necessary.
Know what winter storm warning terms mean:
Winter Weather Advisory: Expect winter weather condition (e.g., accumulation of snow, freezing rain, and sleet) that could cause severe inconvenience and life-threatening hazards.
Frost/Freeze Warning: Expect below-freezing temperatures.
Winter Storm Watch: Be alert; a storm is likely.
Winter Storm Warning: Take action; the storm is in or entering the area.
Blizzard Warning: Seek refuge immediately! Snow and strong winds, near-zero visibility, deep snow drifts, and life-threatening wind chill.
Other terms are available from NOAA.

Heating Checklist
Turning on the stove for heat is not safe; have at least one of the following heat sources in case the power goes out:
Extra blankets, sleeping bags, and warm winter coats
Fireplace with plenty of dry firewood or a gas log fireplace
Portable space heaters or kerosene heaters
Check with your local fire department to make sure that kerosene heaters are legal in your area.
Use electric space heaters with automatic shut-off switches and non-glowing elements.
Never place a space heater on top of furniture or near water.
Never leave children unattended near a space heater.
Keep heat sources at least 3 feet away from furniture and drapes.
Have the following safety equipment:
Chemical fire extinguisher
Smoke alarm in working order (Check prior to winter storm season and change batteries, if needed.)
Carbon monoxide detector (Check prior to winter storm season and change batteries, if needed.)
Never use an electric generator indoors, inside the garage, or near the air intake of your home because of the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning.
Do not use the generator or appliances if they are wet.
Do not store gasoline indoors where the fumes could ignite.
Use individual heavy-duty, outdoor-rated cords to plug in other appliances.

Cooking and Lighting Checklist
Use battery-powered flashlights or lanterns.
Never use charcoal grills or portable gas camp stoves indoors. The fumes are deadly.
Avoid using candles as these can lead to house fires.
If you do use candles, never leave lit candles alone.

Food and Safety Checklist
Have a week’s worth of food and safety supplies. If you live far from other people, have more supplies on hand. Make sure you have the following supplies:
Drinking water
Canned/no-cook food (bread, crackers, dried fruits)
Non-electric can opener
Baby food and formula (if baby in the household)
Prescription drugs and other medicine
First-aid kit
Rock-salt to melt ice on walkways
Supply of cat litter or bag of sand to add traction on walkways
Flashlight and extra batteries
Battery-powered lamps or lanterns
(To prevent the risk of fire, avoid using candles.)

Water Checklist
Keep a water supply. Extreme cold can cause water pipes in your home to freeze and sometimes break.
Leave all water taps slightly open so they drip continuously.
Keep the indoor temperature warm.
Allow more heated air near pipes. Open kitchen cabinet doors under the kitchen sink.
If your pipes do freeze, do not thaw them with a torch. Thaw the pipes slowly with warm air from an electric hair dryer.
If you cannot thaw your pipes, or if the pipes have broken open, use bottled water or get water from a neighbor’s home.
Fill the bathtub or have bottled water on hand.
In an emergency, if no other water is available, snow can be melted for water. Bringing water to a rolling boil for one minute will kill most germs but won’t get rid of chemicals sometimes found in snow.

Car and Emergency Checklist
Minimize travel, but if travel is necessary, keep the following in your vehicle:
Cell phone, portable charger, and extra batteries
Shovel
Windshield scraper
Battery-powered radio with extra batteries
Flashlight with extra batteries
Water
Snack food
Extra hats, coats, and mittens
Blankets
Chains or rope
Tire chains
Canned compressed air with sealant for emergency tire repair
Road salt and sand
Booster cables
Emergency flares
Bright colored flag or help signs
First aid kit
Tool kit
Road maps
Compass
Waterproof matches and a can to melt snow for water
Paper towels


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It’s almost June … that means it’s time for Twushi!  We’re headed back to Tako Sushi & Ramen (http://takosushiramen.ca) so get ready for some great sushi … or ramen! #Twushi  
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