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Winter Weather Emergencies

 

 
 

Severe winter weather can lead to health and safety challenges. You may have to cope with

  • Cold related health problems, including frostbite and hypothermia
  • Household fires and carbon monoxide poisoning from space heaters and fireplaces
  • Unsafe driving conditions from icy roads
  • Power failures
  • Floods after snow and ice melt

Although there are no guarantees of safety during winter weather emergencies, you can take actions to protect yourself. You should have a disaster plan. Being prepared can help reduce fear, anxiety and losses.

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