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If you must be Outside:


Dress in several layers of lightweight clothing, instead of one heavy coat.

Wear a good pair of gloves and a hat that covers your ears.

Drink plenty of fluids.

Seek medical attention immediately if you have symptoms of hypothermia including confusion, dizziness, exhaustion and severe shivering.

Always keep a blanket and emergency kit in your vehicle when traveling.

When freezing temperatures are in the forecast make sure you and your family are prepared.


If you see downed power lines, do not touch them. Report the location to your utility company.

Always use generators outside, away from open doors, windows, etc. to avoid build-up of carbon monoxide.t the location to your utility company.

When using a fireplace, wood stove, or kerosene heater, ensure adequate ventilation.

If you suspect carbon monoxide poisoning, ventilate (open windows and doors) the area and get to a hospital. Symptoms are sleepiness, headaches, and dizziness.

If without power, open your refrigerator or freezer as little a possible. Use the most perishable items first.



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