Tips to Follow During a Winter Storm
I went over how to prepare for a winter storm and what to do afterwards. Now I am going to list some tips for when you are in the middle of a winter storm that can help keep you and your family safe.
1. Stay indoors and only drive if it is absolutely necessary. If you must go out make sure you stick to the main roads and let others know where you are headed. Should you get stuck, stay with your vehicle and wait for help.
2. If you must go outside, walk carefully on snowy and icy walkways, wear mittens and a hat, and watch for signs of hypothermia and frostbite. When shoveling snow avoid overexertion by taking breaks and pushing the snow instead of lifting it.
3. Listen to the radio or television for updates on the weather conditions.
4. You can also conserve heat by closing off some rooms and keep family close for sleeping.