VIDEO: Emergency responders give tips to survive winter weather

GRAND FORKS (WDAZ-TV) — Snowy days could be here again.

"Hopefully we don't get too much snow this week,” said Bruce Weymier, battalion chief at the Grand Forks Fire Department.

“It'd be a good chance to review that stuff that you have," Weymier said. The Grand Forks Fire Department is asking to check what winter supplies you have inside your car.

“Have candles, water, a flashlight,” Weymier said. “A big one is a cellphone charger now, so just in case your cellphone goes dead."

With icy roads expected, emergency responders said a heavy snowfall can wreak havoc on the city.

"You might call 911, tell them where you are and where you're stuck,” Weymier said. “But we as firefighters, police, wreckers — things like that — might not be able to get to you for a few hours."

Firefighters recommend you always keep at least a quarter tank of gas in your car so you can use the heat if you're stuck somewhere.

"You don't run out of heat and that way you'll have something to survive with," Weymier said.

Your survival bag should always be stocked with warm clothing.

"You might get stuck in a blizzard at 2 o'clock in the morning if there's no travel advised,” Weymier said. “And it will keep you warm."

Homeowners should check furnace filters to make sure they're clear.