Monday, February 23, 2015

FEMA Offers Cold Weather Safety Tips

With temperatures dropping to record lows in some places, FEMA is offering safety tips for individuals and families faced with the dangers of extremely cold temperatures.

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“Whether traveling or at home, subfreezing temperatures and wind chills can be dangerous and even life-threatening for people who don't take the proper precautions,” says FEMA's Andrew Velasquez III. “FEMA continues to urge people throughout the Midwest to monitor their local weather reports and take steps now to stay safe.”

Some tips that FEMA offers include staying indoors as much as possible, dressing in layers and keeping dry, and being aware of the symptoms of cold-related health issues like frostbite and hypothermia. The site also offers tips how to winterize both your vehicle and home. 

For a full list of resources, visit here.