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Winter is coming. On the fall’s onset, gusting winds and dreary skies are soon to follow. We will soon see snow and heavier clothing – characteristics of the time of year we recognise as winter. The temperatures are slowly getting cooler each passing evening and that means it would be a smart idea to prepare for the winter.

A series of bolts of lightning strike the brightly lit Perth skyline at night, with the skyline reflected in the Swan River.

Getting prepared should be considered if you don’t want to be stressed when the extremely cold temperature hits your area. You need to anticipate and be prepared for winter snowstorms, ice patched roads and other diverse severe weather conditions.

There are certain steps you can follow in order for your family to be prepared for this upcoming winter. First of all, you need to obtain a winter emergency supply kit and placed in your car. Next, develop a combined family communications plan – make sure that your mobile phones are fully charged and well functioning. And finally stay informed concerning the risks and emergencies which can develop in your community.

Severe winter weather often includes snow along with subfreezing temperatures, a strong wind and the build-up of ice. Sometimes, these ice build-ups are complimented by possible heavy rain storms. Having an emergency supply kit both in their vehicle as well as at their home can ensure that you are prepared to what possible winter problem may occur. A home based kit will prepare the family for potential winter power outages or icy and impassable roads.

Having an emergency supply kit helps a lot during unexpected situations especially during winter days. It should include a generous supply of food capable of lasting for three days, a gallon of water per day for each member, a battery or hand cranked radio along with extra flashlights and batteries.

Read more at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/2018-05-21/perth-weather-long-summer-to-hit-a-wet-and-windy-end/9783092