Winter storms can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice, high winds and dangerously low temperatures lasting from hours to several days. Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. While northern states are more vulnerable, severe storms can hit anywhere. Planning ahead can help you and your family weather the worst that Mother Nature has to offer. Know what to do before, during and after snowstorms and extreme cold with these tips from ready.gov.
Planning is critical. Here are some steps you can take to be ready in case of extreme winter weather:
Stay indoors if you can. If you must go outside, observe the following rules:
Recognize and Respond
The worst of the storm may be over, but the danger isn’t. Here’s what to do after the storm: