Health Tip: Ready Your Home for Winter

Have a supply kit ready

(HealthDay News) -- Before ole' man winter shows up in your neighborhood, be prepared with a storm survival kit.

The American Red Cross advises:

  • Create a supply kit of food, water, medications, flashlights, batteries, a radio and other emergency supplies.
  • Make sure your vehicle is ready for winter, and keep your gas tank near full.
  • For better insulation, cover your home's windows with plastic, or install storm windows.
  • Have your furnace, chimneys and other heat sources cleaned and inspected each year.
  • If you're traveling, make sure the thermostat in your home isn't set below 55 degrees Fahrenheit.
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