With winter weather on the way, the nonprofit Federal Alliance for Safe Homes (FLASH)® is launching the Great Winter Weather Prep education campaign to empower families to prepare now before freezing temperatures arrive. The annual campaign offers simple tips to ensure safety and prevent costly losses by preparing homes and families to weather any storm this winter and beyond.
“The Great Winter Weather Prep offers clear, reliable information to help families prepare before freeze watches and warnings are issued,” said FLASH President and CEO Leslie Chapman-Henderson. “Power outages, frozen pipes, and water damage not only create unsafe homes, but they bring costly yet avoidable repairs.”
The following is a sampling of Great Winter Weather Prep information and helpful tips:
- Safety tips while using fireplaces, furnaces and space heaters
- Instructions for insulating attics to prevent water damage from ice dams
- Information on how to properly insulate pipes to prevent broken pipes and water damage
- Recommended supplies for an extreme winter event
- Details on communication and emergency planning
- Power outage safety and prevention information
- Travel safety steps for those stranded away from home
For more information or to download tips and checklists to protect your family and home visit greatwinterweatherprep.org.