During a Storm
Extremely cold temperatures often accompany winter storms. These can produce a number of hazards, like power outages and icy roads, which can affect you inside and outside your home. Find out what you can do to protect yourself and your family.
Indoor Safety During a Winter Storm
Although staying indoors as much as possible can help reduce the risk of car crashes and falls on the ice, you may also face indoor hazards. Power outages or poor heating systems can make your home too cold, while space heaters and fireplaces can increase your risk of fires or carbon monoxide poisoning. For tips on how to stay safe inside your home this winter, check out Indoor Safety During a Winter Storm.
Outdoor Safety During a Winter Storm
Winter storms can make being outdoors dangerous. Extremely cold temperatures can cause hypothermia and frostbite, while icy roads can increase your risk of falls or getting into a car accident.
While it’s best to stay indoors during a winter storm, if you must go outside, make sure to make trips as short as possible and learn how to protect yourself. For tips on how to stay safe outdoors this winter, check out Outdoor Safety During a Winter Storm.
- Page last reviewed: December 20, 2016
- Page last updated: December 20, 2016
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