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Winter Weather Preparedness

Winter Weather Preparedness

Are you and your family prepared for winter weather? Talk to your family about staying safe during a winter storm. Develop a plan and build a kit. 

Winter Weather Car Kit

  • Charged Cellphone with Portable Charger

  • Snack food and Water

  • Flashlight and Extra Batteries

  • Weather Radio and Extra Batteries

  • First Aid Kit

  • Basic Tool Kit

  • Jumper Cables and Emergency Flares

  • Warm Clothes and Blankets 

  • Ice Scraper

Heating Safety

As the mercury falls, you may use portable heating sources to warm your home. Heating equipment is a leading cause of home fire deaths in the U.S. There are steps you can take to prevent this tragedy. 

Space heaters cause one-third of home heating fires and 4 out of 5 home heating fires deaths. Protect your family: if you're heating your home with a space heater this winter, take a few moments to review these safety tips from the U.S. Fire Administration: https://www.usfa.fema.gov/prevention/outreach/heating.html