Winter storm: What you need to know

MANDEL NGAN/AFP/GETTY IMAGES - Snow covered the Capitol and the reflecting pool on January 24, D.C.’s most recent snowfall.

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Rebecca Callahan of the American Red Cross describes what items are needed for a first aid kit.

Rebecca Callahan of the American Red Cross describes what items are needed for a first aid kit.

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Rebecca Callahan of the American Red Cross describes what items are needed for a preparedness kit and what to do in an emergency.

Rebecca Callahan of the American Red Cross describes what items are needed for a preparedness kit and what to do in an emergency.

Prepare for the storm and make an emergency kit.

List your closings and cancellations.

— Find out about federal agency status; check Federal Eye.

Track power outages.

— Stay safe if you’re using a generator or space heater.

Keep your food safe in case of a power outage.

Stay off the roads.

— If you have to go out, follow these winter driving tips.

Dress warmly.

— Office closed? School cancelled? Follow Going Out Guide for ideas on how to spend your spare time.

— After the storm, here’s advice for hiring contractors for repairs.

 
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