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Storm Blog- Winter Conditions

2/13/2020 (Permalink)

Blizzard Conditions Driving conditions during a blizzard

Each year Americans die from harsh winter conditions. This includes road accidents due to poor conditions, subzero temperatures and fires started by heating elements. Take winter warnings seriously and do not put yourself at risk if conditions are bad. Words to listen for include wind chill temperature, winter storm outlook, winter storm watch, and winter weather advisory. Listed below are some tips to stay safe and be prepared.

If under winter storm warning

  • Stay off roads if possible
  • Prepare for power outages
  • Stay aware of emergency information
  • Have a source of heat if electricity is not available

Prepare

  • Make sure you have enough supplies to last at least a few days
    • Food, water, etc.
    • Warm clothing and blankets
  • Be ready for a power outage
    • Have other sources for heat
    • Have supplies for fireplace or generator
    • Have a source to charge phones and communication devices

During

  • Keep your heat on as long as possible
  • Limit travel and stay inside
  • Wear warm clothes
  • Be informed on weather updates
  • Wait out the storm

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