How is your vehicle emergency preparedness kit?
Check it out BEFORE you leave home today!
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Stay safe peeps!
Avoid overexertion when shoveling snow.
Consider stretching before you begin shoveling….and PLEASE wear long pants!!!!!
Do you know the differences between Winter Storm Watch vs. Winter Storm Warning vs. Blizzard Warning?
Winter Storm Watch: There is a possibility of a storm occurring.
Winter Storm Warning: A storm is already taking place or is expected.
Blizzard Warning: Sustained winds or frequent gusts to 35 miles per hour or greater and considerable amounts of falling or blowing snow (reduced visibility to less than a quarter mile) are expected to prevail for a period of three hours or longer.
Listen to your NOAA Weather Radio for the latest news and weather reports.
Bad weather? Cold Weather? Want to know the weather?
Good time to check the latest #OHWX via your NOAA Weather Radio now
And if you happen to be in the Cleveland area = 162.550mHz SAME#039035
The National Weather Service (NWS) provides local weather broadcasts via NOAA Weather Radio from more than 700 transmitters nationwide. NOAA Weather Radios provide continuous broadcasts of the latest weather information from local NWS offices. Weather messages are repeated every 4 to 7 minutes, or more frequently in rapidly changing local weather, or if a nearby hazardous environmental condition exists. This service operates 24 hours a day.
NEVER use your oven as a source of heat during the severe winter weather.
If you do not have heat, contact your local Red Cross chapter for a list of open warming stations/shelters.
Be smart and be safe!
Monitor/limit the amount of time kids spend outside in severe weather.
I know they think it’s fun, but do NOT let them play for hours in the cold.
Do you know the differences between frostbite and hypothermia?
Frostbite: loss of feeling and white or pale appearance in extremities such as fingers, toes, ear lobes, and the tip of the nose. Get medical help immediately.
Hypothermia: uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness, and apparent exhaustion. If symptoms of hypothermia are detected, get the victim to a warm location, remove wet clothing, warm the center of the body first and give warm, non-alcoholic beverages if the victim is conscious. Get medical help as soon as possible.