Winter weather increases the risk for hypothermia, frostbite and carbon monoxide poisoning. Cold temperatures, power failures, loss of communication services and icy roads are events everyone should plan for during a winter storm. Determining the Wind Chill can assist in planning for appropriate clothing, care of pets or Holiday travel.
Precautions during Winter weather events:
Dress warmly before you go outside in cold weather
Drink water, even in cold weather the body still needs water
Have your heating system serviced by a qualified technician
Create a Winter emergency kit to keep in your vehicle
Listen to weather forecasts and check your supplies