Winter Storms – Are You Prepared?

We’re supposed to be hit in Rhode Island this week with another foot of snow!  Let me just set the scene, we already have about 8-10 inches in our front yard right now.  And my sons have had about 5-6 days off of school in the last 3 weeks.  It’s C-R-A-Z-Y!  I don’t ever remember growing up and seeing this much snow.  My sons are getting snow-teased because it’s not always like this and they’re beginning to think this is what winters are going to be like forever.

But I digress…

We’re preparing again for another huge snowstorm.

Two storms will affect our forecast this week, the first arrives Tuesday morning with snow developing between 5-8AM and continuing throughout the day. The snow may mix with sleet from Providence on south later Tuesday morning & afternoon but will likely stay as all snow north & west of Providence. Accumulations of 1-3″ are likely by midday Tuesday south & east of Providence. Totals around the Providence metro area will be around 3-4″ while up to 6″ is possible in the northern & western sections of RI as well as northern Bristol County MA.

Since we’ve been through this a few times now in the last couple of weeks, being prepared has gotten to be second nature to us.

In Rhode Island… there’s a few staples you need:




Beyond the food staples… there are the McClelland essentials – non-perishable food, water, blankets, flashlights and Rayovac BATTERIES.  Batteries are a must because we’ve been on the receiving end of a lights going out situation and not being ready for it!  Lets just say, it’s not fun.  Not fun at all.  The boys were scared!  Fortunately, that got us “ready” and we vowed that would never happen again!  We always have our flashlights stocked up with Rayovac batteries!

There’s nothing like feeling safe and secure and prepared for a snow storm.  How are you during a storm?  Are you prepared?

What’s in your storm safety kit?

I’ll update you on some snow from this week… this was last week –

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Disclosure: I’m a Rayovac Ambassador. All opinions are 100% my own.

About Audrey

Audrey McClelland has been a digital influencer since 2005. She’s a mom of 5 and shares tips on her three favorite things: parenting, fashion and beauty. She’s also a Contemporary Romance Author.

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