|Count on Storm Team 3 to keep you ahead of the winter storm. Plan and Prepare now…
Checking battery powered equipment before the storm arrives. A portable radio or television set may be your only contact with the world outside the winter storm. Also check emergency cooking facilities and flashlights.
Don’t forget to check your supply of heating fuel. Fuel carriers may not be able to move if a winter storm buries your area in snow.
And make sure to check your food and to stock an extra supply. Your supplies should include food that requires no cooking or refrigeration in case of power failure.
Prevent fire hazards due to overheated coal or oil burning stoves, fireplaces, heaters, or furnaces.
During storms and cold snaps stay indoors whenever possible and if you must go out, If you must go out, avoid overexertion.
Make sure that you are dressed to fit the season. If you spend much time outdoors, wear loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing in several layers; layers can be removed to prevent perspiring and subsequent chill. Outer garments should be tightly woven, water repellent, and hooded. The hood should protect much of your face and cover your mouth to ensure warm breathing and protect your lungs from the extremely cold air.
Finally, remember that shoveling snow is extremely hard work for anyone in less than prime physical condition and over exertion can lead to health risks.