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How to make sure you’re prepared for this weekend’s monster snow storm

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 9:11PM EST
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The Northeast has had an unfathomably mild winter so far, but all that ends this weekend when more than a foot of snow is scheduled to sweep across the region from Washington DC up to Philadelphia, New York and beyond. It’s difficult to complain when the temperature was in the high 50s as recently as a week ago, but that won’t make the 12+ inches of snow heading toward the region any less painful to deal with once this upcoming blizzard slams us this weekend.

Are you prepared for the storm? Do you have everything you need in case you get snowed in? And what happens if you lose power? This post will serve as your survival guide, so you should probably go ahead and bookmark it right now.

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Winter started late this year but experts are still predicting that it’s going to be long and harsh now that it’s here. In an effort to help people prepare themselves for the inevitable blizzards, Pennsylvania-based JK Mechanical commissioned a terrific infographic a while back that will help ensure you’re fully prepared before a storm hits.

So instead of waiting until snow is falling at an inch per hour and trekking out to the madhouse you’ll inevitably find at your local super market, keep this graphic on hand and prepare a few days in advance.

The full infographic is embedded below.


Zach Epstein
Zach Epstein Executive Editor

Zach Epstein has been the Executive Editor at BGR for more than 10 years. He manages BGR’s editorial team and ensures that best practices are adhered to. He also oversees the Ecommerce team and directs the daily flow of all content. Zach first joined BGR in 2007 as a Staff Writer covering business, technology, and entertainment.

His work has been quoted by countless top news organizations, and he was recently named one of the world's top 10 “power mobile influencers” by Forbes. Prior to BGR, Zach worked as an executive in marketing and business development with two private telcos.