Blizzard Safety

Blizzards are extremely dangerous and have a lasting effect during the days to come. We have added new shareable graphics that you can share with your family, friends and community on Neighbors to help keep them safe during a blizzard.

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Stay Safe While Shoveling

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During this hectic storm, the [agency name] would like for everyone to stay safe while shoveling. Please follow these six tips to protect yourself

Source: Penn Medicine


Stuck in your vehicle?

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If you are stuck in your vehicle during a blizzard, please follow these four tips to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Remember to call 911 for emergencies. 

Source: American Red Cross


Keep your home safe during blizzards

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Carbon monoxide (CO) is called the "invisible killer" because it's a colorless, odorless, poisonous gas. Remember to test your CO alarms monthly.

Source: FEMA


Driving Ban In Effect

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Driving ban in effect for parts of [City/County Name].

Please remain off the roads until further noticed.

Thanks for your cooperation.

Source: Niagara Frontier Publications


Check on your neighbors

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Please remember to check in with family, friends and your neighbors during this chaotic storm.

#SaferNeighborhoodsTogether

Source: Ready.gov


Frostbite vs. Hypothermia

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If you notice someone with warning signs of hypothermia, help get them to a warm place right away. Protect yourself from the cold this winter at: weather.gov/cold #WinterSafety“

Source: National Weather Service


Use your fireplace safely

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Keep these tips in mind when using a fireplace:
-Keep a glass or metal screen in front of the fireplace to prevent embers or sparks jumping out.
-Don’t burn paper in your fireplace.
-Put the fire out before you go to sleep or leave your home.
-Put ashes in a metal container with a lid, outside, at least 10 feet from your home.

Source: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/


Heat your Home Safely

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Follow these heating safety tips:
-Keep anything that can burn, such as bedding, clothing and curtains, at least 3 feet away from a heater.
-Ensure the heater has an automatic shut-off, so if it tips over, it shuts off.
-Turn heaters off when you go to bed or leave the room.
-Plug portable heaters directly into outlets and never into an extension cord or power strip.
-Only use portable heaters from a recognized testing laboratory

Source: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/


 

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