The last preparedness challenge in October is to learn how to fix a broken window. As temperatures become colder across the United States, the need for warmth inside increases. A broken window after a disaster will let outside air in, and local repair people will be too busy to help you. Be prepared with supplies to cover windows yourself. But never try to reach a window you cannot safely access. Let’s look at some supplies that may help.
1. Learn How to Fix a Broken Window
- Assess the broken window damage. Is it a tiny crack or mostly gone?
- Put on leather work gloves and safety goggles.
- Keep children away, and sweep up glass on the floor. Do not remove the window!
- Use clear packing tape or duct tape to cover the hole.
- Then tape a large trash bag over the frame and tape it in place. If you can safely reach the outside of the window, tape another bag there.
- Read more here: How to Temporarily Fix a Window in an Emergency
2. Buy a Portable Space Heater
- Another item to have on hand to help keep you warm in the winter is a portable space heater.
- Look at reviews for a heater that will work in most bedrooms in your home.
- Do you want a propane heater or an electric heater?
- If the number of broken windows is excessive, you may need to isolate to one room. Close the doors for added warmth.
- If you need to evacuate to another house in your neighborhood, take your heater with you.
Once you know how to fix a broken window and find the right space heater, you will have confidence you can care for your family when needed.
Best wishes and stay warm and cozy,
The Food Storage Organizer
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