Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Colder Weather
Winter is here for some parts of the country and winter storms can be dangerous. They can bring cold temperatures, power failures, loss of communication services, and icy roads. Many people prefer to remain indoors during winter, but staying inside is no guarantee of safety. If you are in an area prone to winter weather, be sure to create a communication and disaster plan for your family ahead of time. Take extra steps to make sure you heat your home safely - If you plan to use a wood stove, fireplace, or space heater, be careful. Visit What You Need to Know When the Power Goes Out Unexpectedly for more information on power outage safety. Visit CDC Emergency Preparedness & Response for more information.