What to do when a Winter Storm has passed
What to do after a Winter Storm has passed:
The winter storm has passed but what can you do? Here is a list of safety precautions to take while dealing with the aftermath of a winter storm:
- Avoid driving when conditions include sleet, freezing rain or drizzle. Could cause icy conditions on already snow covered roads
- IF your home lost power and heat - go to a designated public shelter or to a friends house.
- Protect from frostbite and hypothermia by wearing warm, loosefitting lightweight clothing in several layers. Stay indoors if possible.
- Help people who require special assistance such as elderly people living alone, people with disabilities and children.
- Check on your animals and make sure their access to food and water is not blocked by snow drifts, ice or other obstacles. If possible bring them indoors.
- Before removing snow off walkways, driveways, roofs, and cars consider the conditions and your physical ability. Take breaks, do small amounts of snow at a time. Don’t over exert yourself.
- Never use a generator, grill, camp stove, or other gasoline, propane, natural gas or charcoal-burning devices inside a home, garage, basement, crawlspace or any partially enclosed area. Locate unit away from doors, windows and vents that could allow carbon monoxide to come indoors. Be sure to install carbon monoxide alarms to be safe.