If you’ve been checking the weather app on your phone or watching the news lately, you may be seeing that little snow icon popping up and temperatures at times hitting the low-mid 20s for the next several days. Below are some tips for cold weather. ☃️
✅ Bring your pets indoors as temperatures drop! 🐶
✅ Install a smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector in your home. Make sure the batteries are working! 🏠
✅ Do NOT use generators, charcoal grills, propane grills or outdoor heat lamps indoors. Doing so poses a huge fire hazard and creates a high potential for carbon monoxide and other hazardous fumes to be released into your residence which can result in serious-injury or death.
✅ Do NOT leave open flames from candles or other sources of light/heat unattended. 🔥🚒
✅ If you notice power lines are down, call your local utility and emergency services ⚡️
✅ If a power line(s) falls on your car, do NOT touch the car or power lines. ⚡️🚙
✅ Make sure your car is ready for winter travel with functioning wiper blades, tires that are safe for wet/icy conditions and adequate tire pressure. 🚘
✅ Make an emergency kit to keep in your car.
✅ When driving in snowy or icy conditions, leave extra space between your vehicle and others and give yourself extra time to get where you are going.
✅ If you are involved in a collision, move preferably off the road whenever possible or to the shoulder to exchange information.Dress warmly and limit exposure to the cold to prevent frostbite.