What does it mean to winterize my home?
Winterizing your home can help extend the life of your home's fuel supply in both extreme hot and cold weather.

During the winter months, homeowners can help preserve the heat within their homes by insulating walls and attics, caulking and weather-stripping doors and windows, and installing storm windows or covering windows with plastic. Insulating pipes with added insulation or newspapers and plastic will help prevent pipes from freezing. In extremely cold temperatures, allow faucets to drip a little to avoid pipes from freezing and bursting.

To prepare for winter storms, homeowners should clear out the rain gutters and clear away any low hanging branches that could fall on a house during a storm.

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1. Where can I find a shelter in case of a hurricane?
2. What should I do in case of a natural or man-made disaster or emergency?
3. Are there Emergency Shelters available to residents in an event of a storm or natural disaster?
4. How can I be prepared for an emergency?
5. What is a Disaster Supply Kit and when would I need one?
6. What is in a Winter Weather Disaster Supply Kit?
7. What does it mean to winterize my home?
8. How can I locate my local Evacuation Center?
9. Who is responsible for human services in the event of an emergency?
10. How can I get more information during and after an emergency?
11. Who handles flood insurance and flood zone questions?
12. What is the contact information for FEMA?
13. What are the contact numbers for Hurricane Sandy?