Some of the dangers associated with winter storms include the loss of heat, power and telephone service, as well as a shortage of food and supplies. Every home should have a winter storm survival kit. According to the National Weather Service, here are some of the items to include:
Flashlights and extra batteries.
Battery-powered weather radio and a commercial radio.
Non-perishable food that requires no cooking and bottled water.
First-aid supplies and extra medicine.
Fire extinguisher, smoke detector and carbon-monoxide detector.