Continue listening to local radio or television stations or a NOAA Weather Radio for updated information and instructions. Access may be limited to some parts of the community, or roads may be blocked.
Help a neighbor who may require special assistance–infants, elderly people, and people with disabilities. Elderly people and people with disabilities may require additional assistance. People who care for them or who have large families may need additional assistance in emergency situations.
Avoid driving and other travel until conditions have improved. Snow or emergency vehicles may block roads.
Be sure the fire hydrant near your home is shoveled out.
Avoid overexertion. Heart attacks from shoveling heavy snow are a leading cause of deaths during winter.
Follow forecasts and be prepared when venturing outside. Major winter storms are often followed by even colder conditions.