During the 2013-2014 winter, Americans were amazed as intense and unprecedented snow and ice storms wreaked havoc on cities and towns throughout the nation. The storms cut power lines, froze water pipes, and covered streets and walkways with dangerously deep snow and slick ice. While some people rejoiced that the wind and weather closed schools and offices for a few days and allowed for more time with family and friends, most people found themselves totally unprepared for the icy attack.
While most weather professionals are predicting that the 2014-15 winter will not be nearly as extreme or harsh as last year’s, it still remains wise to have all the necessary tools and equipment to see you and your family through until spring. The climate is exceedingly complex, and even professionals make wildly incorrect estimates that affect everyone. Expect the unexpected, and stock your home with these essentials for severe winter weather.