Clearfield and Jefferson, PA – With a foot of snow in the weekend forecast for most of our area, people are hitting the stores to prepare. But in addition to buying the toilet paper and milk, here are some ways you can prepare for a weekend indoors.

Water – Every household should have plenty of clean drinking water at all times. The rule of thumb is ¾ of a gallon per person per day. You should also have some extra water for washing and food prep. A gallon container of water will also flush your toilet is the water is shut off.

Food – Always have three days’ worth of non-perishable food items in your pantry at all times. Because your electricity might go off, it won’t do any good to have refrigerated food. Buy some shelf-stable milk, juice, crackers, dry cereal, soup, and other canned foods. Don’t forget basic food needs for kids and pets.

Flashlights – Know where your flashlights are and make sure that they have fresh batteries.

Medical – Refill your prescriptions before the run out. Have a first aid kit in your house with bandages, antibiotic ointment, ibuprofen, aspirin, antihistamines, and alcohol to clean wounds.

Hygiene – Keep extra hand sanitizer and wipes in case you are unable to use your water. You should also have extra paper towels, toilet paper, and garbage bags.