Infographic: Be Ready! Winter Weather

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Be Ready! Winter Weather

  • Weatherproof your home to protect against the cold.
    • Install a smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector in your home. Make sure the batteries are working!
    • Have your chimney or flue inspected every year.
    • Insulate walls and attic.
    • Caulk and weather-strip doors and windows.
  • If power lines are down, call your local utility and emergency services
    • If power lines fall on your car, warn people not to touch the car or power lines.
  • Make sure your car is ready for winter travel.
    • Make a winter emergency kit to keep in your car.
    • Keep gas tank full to avoid ice in tank and fuel lines.
    • Replace worn tires and check tire air pressure.
    • Check antifreeze level and have radiator system serviced.
  • Prepare yourself for exposure to winter weather.
    • Dress warmly and limit exposure to the cold to prevent frostbite.
    • Avoid getting wet to prevent hypothermia.
  • Check out more tips on winter weather indoor safety.
    • Never leave lit candles or other flames unattended.
    • Bring your pets indoors as temperatures drop!
Page last reviewed: November 21, 2016