WINTER

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Winter can be fun, but snow and ice can make life
more complicated. Play it smart and prepare for bad weather before
it hits. See the information below for ideas. 


Before bad weather hits:  

- Add rock salt,  sand, and a shovel to your emergency kit. 

- Plan how you will heat your home if power goes out
for a prolonged period of time. 

- Winterize your car, including updating your car emergency kit
with warm clothing and items to help if you get stuck away from home. 

- Winterize your home, including refreshing your emergency kit
and checking insulation, especially around pipes. 

- Test carbon monoxide and smoke alarms.

 

 

 During bad weather: 

- Stay indoors as much as possible. If going outside,
dress in loose, warm layers. 

- Keep dry, and change clothing when it becomes wet. 

- Avoid overexertion when shoveling snow. 

- Remain alert for signs of frostbite or hypothermia.
If either of these occur, seek medical help immediately. 

- If you must drive, stick to the main roads. Let someone know you are driving, and if possible have others in the car with you. 

For more winter weather tips, check out ready.gov.

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