Winter Safety Tips

02/18/2021 1:26 PM | Anonymous

As dangerous winter weather continues to plague most of the country, the American Red Cross urges everyone to stay safe and stay at home if possible, and offers these steps to follow:

GET RED CROSS READY Make sure you have enough heating fuel on hand. Stay indoors and wear warm clothes. Layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing will keep you warmer than a bulky sweater. Check on relatives, neighbors and friends, particularly if they are elderly or if they live alone. Keep your vehicle’s gas tank full to keep the fuel line from freezing.

Don’t forget your pets. Bring your companion animals indoors. Create a place where your other animals can be comfortable in severe winter weather.

Read all the cold weather tips from Red Cross

  • Treating frostbite and hypothermia
  • Generator safety
  • Power outages
  • Frozen pipes
  • Home heating safety

People can download the Red Cross Emergency App for instant access to weather alerts for their area and where loved ones live. Expert medical guidance and a hospital locator are included in the First Aid App in case travelers encounter any mishaps. Both apps are available to download for free in app stores or at redcross.org/apps.

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