Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week: Severe Weather

On the final day of Fall Severe Weather Preparedness Week, we are focusing on Winter Weather. Thanks to our partners at the National Weather Service, listed below are some cold weather messages they would like to share.

Winter Prep Checklist:

-Make sure pipes are insulated properly.

-Close off unneeded rooms and place towels in the cracks under doors.

-Bring your pets indoors or at least give them proper shelter.

-Review generator safety.

  • Space heater safety:
  1. Plug heaters into wall outlets. Don’t use an extension cord or power strip.
  2. Keep the heater 3 ft away from flammable objects.
  3. Make sure it has an automatic shut-off.

Check your smoke and carbon monoxide detectors now. The danger of carbon monoxide poisoning is greatest during the winter. Be wary of how you warm up your car. #WinterSafety.

Bundling up in layers and staying dry is one of the best things you can do to stay safe this winter. weather.gov/cold #WinterSafety.

Winter driving can be hazardous. One simple way to keep yourself and everyone on the road safe is to slow down. Remember, “Ice and snow, take it slow”. #WinterSafety

Don’t forget about your pets this winter! Make sure they have a warm, dry place to rest with plenty of food and water.  #WinterSafety

Do you know the signs of hypothermia?

  • Confusion
  • Shivering
  • Difficulty Speaking
  • Sleepiness
  • Stiff Muscles

For more cold weather tips, visit weather.gov/cold