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Posted on: November 1, 2023

[ARCHIVED] What you should know about Winter Weather

Winter weather

Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. Winter storms, including blizzards, can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice, and high winds. A winter storm can last a few hours or several days; cut off heat, power, and communication services; and put older adults, children, sick individuals, and pets at greater risk.

Below are suggestions from Ready.gov to protect yourself from winter weather.

  • If you are under a winter storm warning, find shelter right away.
  • Know what to do before, during, and after a winter storm.
  • Listen to local officials.
  • Have emergency supplies in place at home, at work, and in the car.
  • Stay off the road during and after a winter storm.
  • Have a carbon monoxide alarm in place, especially if using alternative heating devices.
  • Use safe heating devices.

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