It may not feel like it, but winter is around the corner! Whether it’s a 40-degree Halloween night or an 80-degree Christmas morning, we need to prepare for the inclement weather that may hit us at any time. Prevention is the best way to make sure that you and your loved ones will be protected this winter. These gentle reminders from the Aerotropolis Atlanta CIDs are preparation tips to keep you ahead of Old Man Winter.

HOME
Make sure to have your heating system inspected.
Clean out gutters and repair roof leaks.
Install fire and carbon monoxide detectors and remember to change batteries.
Have a home emergency kit with flashlights, batteries, first aid kits and weather radio.

VEHICLE
Service the radiator and maintain antifreeze levels. Check tire tread and depth.
Use wintertime formula in windshield washer.
Prepare an emergency kit for your car in case you get stranded (cell phone charger, blankets, food, water, booster cables).
Updated first aid kit.

AVOID TRAVELLING WHEN THE WEATHER SERVICE HAS ISSUED ADVISORIES OUTDOOR PRECAUTIONS
Wear appropriate clothing; wear tightly woven, wind resistant jackets or coat, warm clothing, gloves, scarves and hats.
Sprinkle kitty litter on icy patches.
Take a buddy and emergency kit when participating in outdoor activities.
Always carry a cell phone.