Winter storm Nemo started Friday morning. Blizzard warnings are taking place over the northeast and west. Here are blizzard necessities Foremost said to have before the storm makes traveling completely impossible.
This should be kept in your car and at your house.
You need this to find updates on emergency information. It can be the only link to the outside.
Store high energy food like dried fruit, candy and canned food. Foods that don't require cooking or refrigeration are best.
Make sure it's the hand opened kind, because you may not have electricity.
Have a stock on necessary prescriptions so you don't run out while stuck in the house. It also may take a while for stores to open up again after the blizzard.
Diapers, baby food, formula, shampoo, whatever other items you frequently use.
Buy bottled or store drinkable water in old milk jugs. Have at least enough for a week.
Whether it's a fireplace, wood stove or space heater, have a way to heat your home if fuel carriers can't reach you for days.
Also try to conserve energy. Shut off heat to less-used rooms and keep doors closed with towels under the door cracks to keep the cold out. If the power goes out completely, cover the windows at night.
You never know when you will need this. If you have a fireplace, make sure it's easily accesible to it.
If electricity is out, you will need to charge your cell phone in a different way. Some devices can be charged to store energy. You can later use that to charge your phone.
Keep your tank full in case you need to go somewhere and the pumps aren't working. You can also run the car to charge a cell phone.
When the blizzard ends, you're going to need to dig yourself out.
Make sure you are watching out for each other. Make a plan on how to communicate if power goes out and it's not safe to leave the house.
You won't be able to take your garbage out for a few a while, so you need a place to store all of it.
Have activities you can do to pass the time. Inexpensive card games, or games that keep you active during the day help keep your mind off being cooped up.