Winter has arrived in lower Michigan, and will most certainly bring snowstorms, icy road conditions, power outages and other inconveniences.
It pays to be prepared for emergencies.
If you have a generator, keep it outside because of the potential for carbon monoxide poisoning from the unit.
Make sure you’ve got three days’ worth of canned goods to eat and 1 gallon of water per person for at least three days.
Keep a flashlight and fresh batteries around for that and medical devices like hearing aids.
Keep a three-day supply of medication.
If you are experiencing a power outage and need to get into a warm space, consider going to a warming center in your county. They aren’t open 24/7, but they can provide you with some relief from the cold. Check our list of Warming Centers in our 6-county region.