Winter Weather Safety

February 11, 2016

Temperatures are expected to be bitterly cold this weekend, here are some tips to stay ahead of the weather:

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-Do prepare an emergency kit inside your car and home including: a warm coat, gloves, a shovel, ice scraper, flashlight, pre-packaged food, a heavy blanket, water bottles, matches, and an emergency blanket.
-Do turn up the heat in the house if you are preparing to lose power
-Do fill a bathtub and jugs with water
-Do purchase necessary items a few days before the predicted storm, if you show up to the store last minute, there is a good chance that the things you may need are gone

Don’t:

-Don't use cruise control in poor weather conditions, it can affect your ability to stop as quickly as you may need to.
-Don't drive over electrical wires that have fallen on the ground
-Don't drive anywhere you don’t have to in a winter storm
-Don't bring a generator inside your home, as it emits carbon monoxide which can kill you

Power Outages and Alternative Heat Sources are known to cause fire damage in CT, check out our blog to learn how to avoid a Winter Fire: https://drscleanup.com/how-to-avoid-a-winter-fire-this-year/
To learn how to avoid frozen pipes and water damage, check out our blog at: https://drscleanup.com/wind-driven-freezing-temps-are-causing-freeze-ups/
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