Cold temperatures can cause serious health problems, especially in infants, older adults, and the chronically ill. Take a few minutes to prepare yourself and others for cold weather.
- Check the weather report Daily to find out what to expect so you can prepare.
- Avoid traveling when the weather service has issued advisories.
- Stay dry and dress appropriately in layers of loose-fitting, tightly woven clothing.
- Check on family and neighbors especially the elderly and handicapped, who are especially at risk from cold weather hazards.
- Learn safety precautions to follow when outdoors, ave enough food and water, carry extra set of clothing.
- Prepare your car for winter weather, such as winter tires or tire chains, check the coolant levels, change your wiper blades every winter.
- Be prepared for weather-related emergencies, including power outages, it is a good idea to have a non-electric heater in your house.