Preparing for ice storms: Are you ready?

NEW YORK (WABC) -- With the first ice storm in ten years expected to impact the Tri-State area, are you ready?

Keep in mind that power outages are a common result of ice storms.

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That's because accumulating ice - caused by falling rain that freezes on surfaces - weighs down trees and powerlines, causing them to fall.

The National Weather Service offers the following tips to prepare for ice storms and minimize their impact:

*Put together an emergency supply kit before the storm hits

*Have a week's worth of food and prescriptions on hand in case you lose power or are unable to travel outside your home

*Trim weak or damaged branches around your home

*Don't leave windshield wipers raised on your vehicles

*Don't park your vehicles under trees

*Keep your electronic devices charged

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Brace yourselves as we could see two more major storms this week, the first starting as early as Monday night.



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