Bartell’s offers tips, tools for being prepared for winter storms

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SEATTLE — Although high volume snow is a rarity in Western Washington, upcoming forecasts predict that many could be snowbound again this weekend. Emergency preparedness is the first step to ensuring that those affected by inclement weather are safe and equipped with snow and ice defense essentials.

“Braving the elements can prove to be a hefty undertaking but with the right tools, travel is possible. Before weather hits, gather the following last-minute essentials for a comfortable, snowy weekend. With 66 full service locations, Bartell’s will operate regular business hours; ready to assist those in need of items to remain connected, fed, warm and protected,” said the retailer.

For the home:

  • Medications, prescriptions
  • Flashlight & batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Water
  • Non-perishable food
  •  Road salt or Epsom salt
  •  Toiletries, paper products
  • Wet wipes, personal care items • Extra food for pets
  • Books or board games

For the Car:

  • Warm blanket or sleeping bag
  • De-icer and scraper
  • Chains or rope
  • Battery pack and phone cord
  • Gloves, hats and extra coats
  • Water
  • Duct tape
  •  Jumper cables
  • First aid kit
  • Road salt or sand
  • Hand warmers
  • Non-perishable food • Flashlight & batteries
  • Reflective vest

Taking into consideration the unusually cold weather approaching, there are individuals that may not have the resources to stay warm. Stock up on the following and share the warmth:

  • Hand warmers
  • Blanket
  • Gloves, hats, socks, scarves
  • Non-perishable food items

“For many, Bartell’s is within walking distance and can be a resource for most items listed above during the storm,” the company added.



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