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Extreme Cold/Winter Storm


FEMA: Be Prepared for a Winter Storm

Winter storms can bring freezing rain, ice, snow, high winds, or a combination of these conditions. They can cause power outages that last for days, make roads and walkways very dangerous, and can affect community services. Planning and preparing can help you manage the impact of a winter storm and keep you and your family safe.

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Red Cross: Winter Storm Preparedness

Winter storms can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, wind-driven snow that lasts for several days. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures and sometimes by strong winds, icing, sleet and freezing rain. Regardless of the severity of a winter storm, you should be prepared in order to remain safe during these events.

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CDC: Extreme Cold - A Prevention GUide to Promote Your Personal Health and Safety

This presentation provides guidance on how to stay safe and healthy during extreme cold temperatures.

View Resource Winter Storms and Extreme Cold

This page explains what actions to take when you receive a winter weather storm alert from the National Weather Service for your local area and what to do before, during, and after a winter storm or extreme cold.

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CDC: Winter Weather Preparedness

When temperatures drop significantly below normal, staying warm and safe can be a challenge.

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