Public Health

Posted on: February 6, 2018

Stay Safe During Winter Weather

Winter Storm Warning Advisory

Before a Storm

Prepare for a winter storm before it hits. The best way to keep your family and yourself safe is to plan ahead.

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Prepare Your Home
By preparing your home now, you can protect yourself and your family from a winter storm. Check out Prepare Your Home for tips and suggestions on how best to prepare your home for winter.

Prepare Your Car
Avoid dangerous winter travel problems by planning ahead. For information on how to get your car ready for the possibility of a winter weather emergency, check out Prepare Your Car.

Winter Weather Checklists
Gather emergency supplies now to prepare for a winter storm. To help you keep track of everything you’ll need to prepare for a winter storm, we created a series of checklists for you to use. Check out Winter Weather Checklists for more information.


During a Storm

Extremely cold temperatures often accompany winter storms. These can produce a number of hazards, like power outages and icy roads, which can affect you inside and outside your home. Find out what you can do to protect yourself and your family.

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Indoor Safety During a Winter Storm
Although staying indoors as much as possible can help reduce the risk of car crashes and falls on the ice, you may also face indoor hazards. Power outages or poor heating systems can make your home too cold, while space heaters and fireplaces can increase your risk of fires or carbon monoxide poisoning. For tips on how to stay safe inside your home this winter, check out Indoor Safety During a Winter Storm.


 

Outdoor Safety During a Winter Storm

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Winter storms can make being outdoors dangerous. Extremely cold temperatures can cause hypothermia and frostbite, while icy roads can increase your risk of falls or getting into a car accident.

While it’s best to stay indoors during a winter storm, if you must go outside, make sure to make trips as short as possible and learn how to protect yourself. For tips on how to stay safe outdoors this winter, check out Outdoor Safety During a Winter Storm.


You can also learn more about winter storm safety at https://www.fema.gov/media-library-data/1494008826172-76da095c3a5d6502ec66e3b81d5bb12a/FEMA_2017_WinterStorm_HTP_FINAL.pdf.

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