Winter Weather Tips For Walking, Driving and Hunkering Down at Home

Whether you’re walking, driving, or hunkering down at home during wicked winter weather, there are precautions that you can take to make sure you and your loved ones are safe.

When sidewalks look more like ice skating rinks, a tip to stay upright is to mimic the experts: penguins.

That means you should walk with your feet flat on the ground, making short strides.

You also want to keep your weight forward and your arms at your side.

Good shoes with traction always help.

All experts say you should avoid driving in inclement weather.

But if you absolutely must go out, here are things you should keep in your car, according to AAA Auto Club.

  • A half tank of gas
  • Inflated tires
  • A charged cell phone
  • Water
  • Food
  • Blankets
  • Scarves and gloves
  • Prescription medications 

For tips on keeping your home storm-ready, click on the video above.