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Cold Weather

snow storm imageStaying warm and dry, making simple changes in your activities, and using good judgment can help you remain safe and healthy during cold weather. These self-help measures are not a substitute for medical care but may help you recognize and respond promptly to warning signs of trouble.

Extremely cold temperatures often accompany a winter storm, so you may have to cope with power failures and icy roads. If you must use alternative heat sources or fireplaces to stay warm, be aware of the risk of household fires and carbon monoxide poisoning. Your community may have a place for you to go if power, food and water are not available for an extended period of time.

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Updated Friday, October 28, 2016 at 08:42AM