The snow-pocolypse has arrived! A potentially historic blizzard is heading toward New England (in fact, the snow has already started here in Boston). So if you live anywhere in the vicinity of this storm, you’re going to want to make sure you’re prepared. Here are five things to make sure you do ASAP:

  1. Prepare Your Technology:

    If your power goes out, you’ll want to make sure your devices are at the ready (i.e. your computers, phones, tablets, portable gaming systems, etc.). So make sure everything is fully charged while you can.

  2. Stock Up on Extra Food and Water:

    In order to prepare for not being able to leave the house for several days, you’ll want to make sure you’re good when it comes to food. Also, you’ll want to have back-up water in case the need arises.

  3. Fill Your Car’s Gas Tank:

    You may not think about this right away, but it’s important that you have plenty of gas for when you’re finally able to drive. The last thing you want to do is breakdown on the street after hours of digging yourself out.

  4. Stock Up on Batteries:

    You’ll be digging around for these if the power goes out. And if you can’t find your batteries, then your flashlight won’t be able to help you while groping around in the dark. So make sure you’re all set up with the batteries you nee din case you lose power.

  5. Have Shovel and Snow Equipment at the Ready:

    If when the blizzard’s over you realize you have no shovel with which to dig yourself out, then you’re not going to be a happy camper.

Bonus: Since there will likely be nothing else to do, you’ll probably want to stock up on wine (or your favorite drink of choice)!