I know that this is a blog on being active. But when the storm of the century is on our doorstep, it is definitely worth talking about. For someone who was born and raised in Minnesota, I have seen my share of these storms. I still remember the infamous 1991 Halloween Blizzard that cancelled class for two days (which I thought was AWESOME as a high schooler at the time.) I know that my friends and family in Minnesota and on the East Coast have been waiting for us to get dumped with snow like them. It's all about karma unfortunately. It's our turn now.
- Stay home if you really can. The roads are going to hazardous and not worth the risk to your safety.
- If you HAVE to go to work, plan your route ahead and use the IL Road Condition website as an excellent resource.
- Notify people about your driving route.
- Prepare your vehicle for winter travel with a full gas tank and properly inflated tires.
- Be sure to have a winter weather survival kit in your vehicle
Flashlights and extra batteries.
Extra socks, gloves and hats.
Waterproof matches and candle (- used to help keep warm).
Small can - to melt snow for drinking water.
Tools (screwdriver, pliers, wrench).
Set of tire chains.
Food - e.g nuts, dried fruit or energy bars.
Cell phone - make sure your cell phone battery is fully charged.
First aid kit - and know how to use it.