As we enter the new year, #ResolvetobeReady for emergencies or disasters. As with any goal or resolution, breaking it down into manageable actions is a key to success. Start with one thing. For example, have external power sources available to charge phones and other devices in case of a power outage.
If you are shopping online this holiday season, connect with care.
- Do your online shopping at home, and make sure your home wireless network is protected.
- Be cautious online. During the holidays, scammers may send fake emails that are too good to be true. Don’t click on links!
- Set strong passwords and change your password often. Do not set passwords that will be easy for cyber criminals to guess.
- Too good to be true? It probably is. Shop online through trusted retailers to avoid getting scammed.
When the calendar says it is still fall, but the weather says winter is on the way, learn how to stay safe before, during, & after winter storms & extreme cold with the tips below and by visiting: www.ready.gov/winter