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Resources You Can Use: Winter Weather

Posted by on December 18th, 2023 Posted in: Blog
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Previously, I highlighted tips to stay safe in winter weather focused on snow, cold and ice. But according to the Fifth National Climate Assessment, released in November 2023, the Northeast is looking at warmer, wetter winters in the future. So in addition to remembering safety information for staying safe in snow and cold, we need to remember how to stay safe during floods and power outages.

Flood Safety Resources

Don't underestimate the power of water! NOAA logo in the top right hand corner. Across the top illustration of a person, car and SUV, bottom silhouette of a person, car and SUV, with the words, "6 inches of fast-moving water can knock over and carry away an adult." "12 inches of fast-moving water can carry away a small car." "18-24 inches of fast-moving water can carry away most SUVs, vans and trucks."

Staying Safe When the Power is Out

Winter weather, whether it’s ice and snow or rain and wind, brings the possibility of power outages. Power outages can lead to multiple hazards including fire (candles), improper use of generators and food safety. Learn more with these resources:

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Emergency Preparedness Resources from NNLM

Learn more about emergency preparedness with these resources from NNLM:

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