The last preparedness challenge of October is to learn how to fix a broken window and buy a portable space heater. As temperatures become colder across the United States, the need for warmth inside increases.
A broken window after a disaster will let cold air in. Local repair people will be too busy to help you. Be prepared with supplies to cover your windows by yourself, or ask a friend for help. However, never try to reach a window you cannot access safely.
Learn How to Fix a Broken Window
- Assess the broken window damage. Is it a tiny crack or larger than that?
- Put on leather work gloves and safety goggles.
- Keep children away, and sweep up the glass on the floor. Do not remove the window!
- Use clear packing tape or duct tape to cover the hole.
- 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
Buy a Portable Space Heater
- Find a portable space heater to keep you warm.
- 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? Follow all safety instructions.
- 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 yourself when needed.
Best wishes and stay warm and cozy,
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