Winter Weather Safety Tips
Everyone is potentially at risk during winter storms. Most fatalities are indirectly related to the storm. People die from traffic accidents on icy roads, heart attacks while shoveling snow, and hypothermia from prolonged exposure to cold and unsafe residential conditions.
Be prepared for winter weather! Listen to NOAA weather radio or commercial radio/television to stay informed about winter storm watches, warnings and advisories.
At home and work, plan ahead for winter storms by having these on hand:
Before starting out in a vehicle:
Dress for the storm if you must be outdoors during severe winter weather:
If you are caught outdoors during hazardous winter weather: