How do I prepare for an ice storm?

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Preparing for an ice storm consists of gathering supplies and making sure your home and family are safe. Purchase supplies, such a foam insulation tubing, faucet insulation covers, and blankets. Buy cases of water and canned foods to feed your family and yourself. Buy some firewood for the fireplace, as well as other fire building supplies you may not have in the house. (i.e. matches) Make sure that you have a sufficient amount of propane in the tank if your home runs on propane. If it is going to be a hard freeze, make sure you have a back-up generator so that if your local power goes out, you will have power for your home. You will also need flashlights and candles for a light source if the power goes out.
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Preparing for the possibility of a serious winter storm can save lives and make recovery efforts more effective.
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