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By The MNFUIA Team

Fall has arrived, but there’s still time to get ready for winter weather, including storms. Extreme cold is always a possibility here in Minnesota, so we at Farmers Union Agency have compiled some tips to help you stay safe and limit damage.

Preparing Your Home

  • Perform basic winter maintenance — insulate your walls and attic, caulk and weather-strip doors and windows, and insulate water lines that run along outer walls. When temperatures drop, keep water taps slightly open so they drip continuously, and keep the cabinets under sinks open to allow warmer air in.
  • If you use a fireplace or wood stove, have the chimney or flue inspected each year. Make sure your house has working smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, and test them monthly.
  • Check your emergency supplies and ensure that you have adequate food and water, along with a battery-powered radio, in the event of an extended power outage. You’ll want a week’s worth of supplies, or more if you live in a remote area.
  • Never use gas-powered generators or barbecue grills indoors. These can allow deadly carbon monoxide to build up.

Preparing Your Car

  • Have your vehicle serviced according to manufacturer recommendations. Check the antifreeze level.
  • Keep the gas tank near full, which helps avoid ice in the fuel lines and the gas tank itself.
  • Replace wiper fluid with a wintertime mixture.
  • Make sure your tires are in good shape and have the proper air pressure.
  • Check to confirm your battery has a good charge, your heater and defroster are working well, and that your emergency lights are functional.

Preparing Yourself

  • Always wear temperature-appropriate clothing, such as hats, gloves, scarves, etc. Remove any wet clothing immediately. And keep spare clothing in your car trunk throughout winter in case you are stranded or stuck.
  • Stay hydrated. You might think this is more important when it’s warm outside, but it’s just as vital in winter.
  • Be mindful of physical exertion and the amount of time you’re spending outdoors. Shoveling snow is hard work, so don’t overdo it!

Winter is a lot of fun, and we’re looking forward to snowmobiling, ice fishing and maybe even getaway trips to Mexico. So contact your local agent, get your house, car and body ready, and have a great season!  

Thanks to Safeco Insurance for contributing to the content of this blog. 

This Day in History....

November 1: All Saints Day, trad. Roman Catholic feast celebration.

November 2:
Frontiersman Daniel Boone born in Pennsylvania (1734).

November 3:
Chicago Tribune published "Dewey Defeats Truman" (1948).

November 4:
King Tut's tomb discovered by Brit Howard Carter (1922).

November 5:
New York Weekly Journal 1st published by JP Zenger (1733).

November 6:
Abraham Lincoln elected 16th US President (1860).

November 7:
President FDR elected to unprecedented 4th term (1944).

November 8:
X-Rays were discovered by W. Roentgen in Germany (1895).

November 9:
The Berlin Wall opened after 28 years of Cold War (1989).

November 10:
US Marine Corp was established as part of Navy (1775).

November 11:
Veterans Day (formerly Armistice Day) in the USA (1919).

November 12:
Mount Vesuvius erupted in Italy, lasted months (1867).

November 13:
SCOTUS ruled bus segregation unconstitutional (1956).

November 14:
1st experimental blood transfusion using two dogs (1666).

November 15:
Continental Congress adopted Art. of Confederation (1777).

November 16:
US and Soviet Russia resumed diplomatic relations (1933).

November 17:
US Congress 1st met at Washington, D.C. capital (1800).

November 18:
Charles Dowd proposed 4-zone US time zone (1883).

November 19:
President Lincoln delivered Gettysburg Address (1863).

November 20:
New Jersey 1st state to ratify Bill of Rights (1789).

November 21:
French Philosopher Voltaire born in Paris (1694).

November 22:
President JFK assassinated in Dallas, TX (1963).

November 23:
Wild West outlaw Billy the Kid born in NYC (1859).

November 24:
Darwin's On the Origin of Species published (1859).

November 25:
Pres JFK buried in Arlington National Cemetary (1963).

November 26:
Pres Washington proclaimed 1st Thanksgiving (1789).

November 27:
Inventor Anders Celsius born in Sweden (1701).

November 28:
FBI killed George "Baby Face" Nelson in IL (1934). 

November 29:
Sand Creek Massacre of 400+ after surrender (1864).

November 30:
Pres Clinton 1st US President to Northern Ireland (1995).


Preparing Your Home for the Cold Weather: Tim Sellers vs. Winter - The Furnace!


Originally uploaded on Nov 17, 2011 on YouTube via RTR Media Inc.

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