Cold Weather Preparedness
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.