One of the key lessons from natural disasters over the last several years is that individuals must be prepared to deal with the effects of hazardous weather conditions. Today we explore steps you can take to mitigate against Pennsylvania's sometimes harsh winter weather.

Winter is the most dangerous time of the year for drivers. Nearly three out of every four winter weather related deaths occur on our highways. When roads are snow covered or icy, slow down and drive very carefully.

Make a winter storm Emergency Kit for your vehicle. Consider the following to add to it:

  • A blanket or sleeping bag
  • First aid kit
  • Flashlight
  • Ice scraper and brush
  • Bottled water and snacks
  • Booster cables

We also suggest you check your tires, brakes, windshield wipers, and antifreeze, and keep your gas tank at least half full.

Always be cautious when venturing out, and check your local weather.