It’s important to know how cold weather can affect your heart, especially if you have cardiovascular disease. Many people don’t realize how much they exert themselves when they are not conditioned for it simply by walking through snow. Even those that are accustomed to being outdoors in winter can accidentally suffer hypothermia if certain precautions… Read More »
1. Determine the location of the frozen pipe. This can be done by touching or by running your hand along accessible water pipes in the home while feeling for extremely cold spots. If a cold portion of pipe is encountered; thaw it gently, preferably using a hair dryer. DO NOT use a propane torch, as… Read More »
An emergency supply kit should include a three-day supply of food and water, a battery-powered or hand-crank radio and extra flashlights and batteries. Thoroughly check and update your family’s emergency supply kit and add the following supplies in preparation for winter weather: Rock salt to melt ice on walkways; Sand to improve traction; Snow shovels… Read More »
http://www.ready.gov/winter-weather The Ready site link above has so much great winter preparedness information. It is proven that those that have a plan have a much better chance of surviving severe winter weather. So go ahead, click the link, make a plan. Have a Happy 2014!!
Please take a look at the link below to some winter survival kit ideas and good advice if you are stuck in your vehicle during the upcoming cold winter months! http://www.21stcenturyadventures.com/advice/lists/winterSurvivalChecklist.html Power outage checklist When the power goes out
This fall, sit down with your family and develop a plan. You’ll feel much better when an emergency or disaster occurs if you can have contact with your family. Figure out how to communicate in a disaster. Where will you meet up? What if you can’t be the one to pick up your young children?… Read More »