Disaster Planning Series – Part Three: Winter Weather

Founder/Managing Partner Lamar Hunt Jr. knows how winter weather can wreck havoc on property and families. Being prepared and thinking about these things in advance is the only way to go. First, understand which sources of heat you have. If you have all electrical heat, when the power fails that will be the first to go. How will you heat your house or even a room? Think about where you will go if you lose heat because you can’t stay put in a home with freezing temperatures. One hazard to be aware of is carbon dioxide. Never use generators, grills, camp stoves or other similar devices inside your house or basement. The carbon dioxide emitted from this equipment will kill you. Know who your neighbors are in case their heat goes out or you need to stay with them. Consider your pets’ needs too. They can freeze faster than you can. Also, if you have special needs people plan ahead to make sure you have what they need on hand including medicine. If their equipment requires electricity, know how you will handle that when the electricity goes out. Check out your county’s website for available shelters before you lose power. Finally, always keep on hand plenty of drinking water, medicine, first aid kits and a radio with lots of batteries. To avoid injuries due to winter weather, you need to wrap a good plan around you and not just a thick coat. For more stories like this, see our blog at  http://lorettoproperties.com/.  You can also call us at 913-236-2902 if you have a property to sell.