Winter Ready

Although the days are gradually becoming longer, winter weather is sure to affect us in the coming months.  Here are a few winter preparedness tips for you and your family:

  • Discuss emergency notifications and expectations with your workplace and/or schools.
  • Install carbon monoxide detectors in your home or check the batteries if you already have one.
  • Keep generators outdoors and at least 20 feet from any door, window, or vent.
  • Stay informed of weather conditions using local alerts and news sources.
  • Plan ahead and stay indoors if the weather forecast predicts winter storms.  If you must venture out, wear several layers of clothing, preferably wool or downy material.
  • If the power goes out, close off unused rooms to consolidate heat.
  • Wear layered clothing and use blankets or sleeping bags to stay warm.
  • NEVER use generators, outdoor heating or cooking equipment inside your home.
  • Keep disaster supplies in your vehicle, make sure your vehicle is properly equipped, and use extra precaution on the roads.

Include medications and assistive technology devices. America's Prepareathon. Be Smart. Take Part. Prepare.This graphic image is part of the Winter Weather Safety Graphics collection.

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