Here's what to do when you are snowed in (because Rule Number One is to stay inside).
If you have to suffer through a natural disaster, a blizzard is a good one. The death rate is relatively low—the worst blizzard in American history, the “Great White Hurricane” of 1888, only claimed a total of 400 lives—and preparation is easy. As long as don’t do anything dumb and you’re not incredibly unlucky, you should be alright.
Determine how much danger you are in
Like most natural disasters, preparation is key, and that begins with determining how much danger you’re in. Blizzards are most common in the upper Midwest and Great Plains in the U.S., but they could theoretically happen anywhere in the country except the Gulf Coast, coastal California, and Hawaii—but with our new, exciting climate, who even knows if that rule will hold?