Winter Wise: 10 Essential Tips for Navigating Cold Weather Challenges

Prevent Slipping on Ice

Sprinkle cat litter or sand on icy surfaces to enhance traction and reduce slipping hazards​​.

Travel Safely

Avoid non-essential travel during severe weather advisories and inform someone about your travel route and expected arrival time if travel is necessary​​.

Stay Warm in Stranded Vehicles

If stranded, stay with your vehicle, keep warm, and make your vehicle visible to rescuers​​.

Understand Winter Weather Alerts

Familiarize yourself with winter weather warnings, watches, and advisories to stay informed and prepared​​.

Home Preparation

Insulate your home and protect pipes from freezing to maintain warmth and prevent damage​​.

Avoid Frostbite and Hypothermia

Dress in layers, cover extremities, and limit time outdoors in extreme cold to prevent frostbite and hypothermia​​.

Shovel Snow Safely

Stretch before shoveling, use proper lifting techniques, and shovel when snow is light to prevent injuries​​.

Stay Informed with Weather Updates

Regularly check forecasts and adjust activities accordingly to avoid the coldest times​​.

Prepare for Power Outages

Have flashlights and backup power sources ready in case of power outages due to severe weather​​.

Emergency Supplies and Skills

Gather essential supplies and learn emergency skills like first aid and CPR to stay prepared for winter emergencies​​.