How to keep your family safe during a winter storm

ATLANTA — A winter storm warning has been issued for north Georgia, including some counties in the north metro Atlanta area.

Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologists said some parts of Georgia could see up to to 10 inches of snow, with an inch or two expected in the metro Atlanta area.

We’re tracking winter weather as it moves in overnight, on Channel 2 Action News

The last time Atlanta saw measurable snowfall was in 2018, so if you’ve forgotten how to prepare for the winter weather, we’ve got you covered.

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  • Winterize your vehicle and keep the gas tank full. A full tank will keep the fuel line from freezing
  • Water—at least a 3-day supply; one gallon per person per day
  • Food—at least a 3-day supply of non-perishable, easy-to-prepare food
  • Maintain heating equipment and chimneys by having them cleaned and inspected every year.
  • If you will be going away during cold weather, leave the heat on in your home, set to a temperature no lower than 55° F
  • Have flashlights (with working batteries) and candles on hand
  • First aid kit
  • Make sure you have medications (7-day supply) and medical items available
  • Sand, rock salt or non-clumping kitty litter to make walkways and steps less slippery
  • Warm coats, gloves or mittens, hats, boots and extra blankets and warm clothing for all household members
  • Ample alternate heating methods such as fireplaces or wood- or coal-burning stoves
  • Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)
  • Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)
  • Cell phone with chargers
  • Family and emergency contact information • Extra cash

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Information from the American Red Cross was used in this report.