10 Essentials to Get Ready for Winter

by Jessica Toomer

A light dusting of snow can be a holiday treat, but cooler weather also increases the risk of dangerous winter storms. Whether you call them blizzards or polar vortexes, these storms bring below-freezing temperatures, mountains of snow, power outages, road accidents and more. They often wreak havoc and can bring life to a halt, putting at-risk groups like children, the elderly and the sick in danger.

A little preparation can go a long way to keeping your loved ones safe this winter. Here are a few essentials to stock up on this blizzard season: