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.
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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