Winter storms are brewing – Be prepared with tips from Bartell’s

February 8, 2019

Winter storms are brewing

Be prepared with tips from Bartell’s



Although high volume snow is a rarity in Western Washington, upcoming forecasts predict that many could be snowbound again this weekend. Emergency preparedness is the first step to ensuring that those affected by inclement weather are safe and equipped with snow and ice defense essentials.

Braving the elements can prove to be a hefty undertaking but with the right tools, travel is possible. Before weather hits, gather the following last-minute essentials for a comfortable, snowy weekend. With 66 full service locations, Bartell’s will remain open and ready to assist those in need of items to remain connected, fed, warm and protected.

For the home:


  • Water
  • Medications
  • Non-perishable food
  • Flashlight & batteries
  • First aid kit
  • Road salt or Epsom salt
  • Wet wipes, personal care items
  • Toiletries, paper products
  • Extra food for your pets
  • Books or board games


For the car:


  • Warm blanket or sleeping bag
  • De-icer and scraper
  • Chains or rope
  • Battery pack and phone cord
  • Gloves, hats and extra coats
  • Water
  • Duct tape
  • Jumper cables
  • First aid kit
  • Road salt or sand
  • Non-perishable food
  • Flashlight & batteries
  • Reflective vest (in case you need to step outside your vehicle


Taking into consideration the unusually cold weather approaching, there are individuals that may not have the resources to stay warm. Stocking up on the following and sharing with those in need would be helpful:


  • Hand warmers
  • Gloves, hats, socks, scarves
  • Blankets
  • Non-perishable food items


For many, Bartell’s is within walking distance and can be a resource for most items listed above during the storm. Visit for a store locator.



About Bartell Drugs: Operating 68 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties and serving the Northwest since 1890, locally owned Bartell Drugs is dedicated to providing extraordinary service that advances health, happiness and wellbeing. For more information on Bartell Drugs, visit

Media Contact: Hannah Kubiak, Communications Manager, Bartell Drugs, 206-933-9416 or