How to prepare for the freezing rain that's in the forecast for Chicago

The city of Chicago is expected to be hit with an ice storm and there are a few things you can do to prepare.

  • Stock up on non-perishable foods, bottled water and necessary medications.
  • Let your faucets drip. Prolonged freezing temperatures can burst your home's pipes, but running a small amount of water is one way to keep that from happening.
  • Make sure you have working flashlights and weather radios, which will be helpful if you lose power.
  • If you lose power, you will most likely lose heat. If you fall into this category, have extra blankets and clothes on hand to layer up if necessary.

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