Every region of the U.S. can be affected by severe winter weather. That’s why FLASH is encouraging families throughout the U.S. to join the Great Winter Weather Party – a fun, new family-friendly website and social media campaign aimed at better preparing families and their homes for winter weather hazards like blizzards, deep freezes, ice storms and more.
Some weather events such as tornadoes or flooding can be more of a surprise, but we know — that in certain parts of the country — we WILL experience extreme winter weather at some point during the season, so join the Great Winter Weather Party and get your family prepared before the cold sets in!
Join the Great Winter Weather Party
When you join the Great Winter Weather Party you’ll find easy-to-follow tips on home and family preparedness, an opportunity to become a Snow Angel volunteer by pledging to help neighbors in need with chores like shoveling snow, and a chance to enter a sweepstakes to win a KOHLER® Generator. Go to www.greatwinterweatherparty.org, and you can:
Prepare Your Home: Simple tips for preparing your home for extreme winter weather:
- Preventing ice dams in attics
- Properly insulating pipes
- Staying safe while using fireplaces, furnaces and space heaters
- Getting outside spaces ready for winter
Prepare Your Family: Simple tips for preparing your family for extreme winter weather
- Gathering the right supplies for an extreme winter event
- Creating an emergency plan
- Knowing what to do if you’re stranded away from home in the bad weather, and more.
Be a Snow Angel Volunteer
Created in partnership with the National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster and the HandsOn Network, Snow Angel volunteers pledge to help neighbors in need shovel their walks, salt their steps and provide additional help as needed during extreme winter weather. The goal of the Snow Angel program is to reduce snow shoveling-related injuries (approximately 11,000 each year) and deaths due to heart attacks (approximately 100 each year).
Enter KOHLER Generator Sweepstakes
Power outages are common during extreme winter weather and can last for several days. The Great Winter Weather Party gives families an opportunity to win a KOHLER automatic standby generator to keep the heat on, save your pipes from damaging your home and make certain the hot chocolate is warmed perfectly. To enter the sweepstakes, visit www.greatwinterweatherparty.org and click on the “generator sweepstakes” tab. To learn more about standby power, visit www.kohlerpower.com.
Engage Through Social Media
Get up-to-the-minute campaign announcements, expert tips, and join in fun activities, games and prizes throughout the season – just “like” the Great Winter Weather Party on Facebook (facebook.com/wxparty) and “follow us” on Twitter (@wxparty).
The Great Winter Weather Party is presented by FLASH and sponsored by KOHLER Generators and State Farm™.