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Winter Weather Preparedness Tips

Released:Feb 12, 2021

Winter Weather Preparedness Tips

Plan Ahead

  • Put together an emergency kit including items such as a radio, flashlight, batteries, blankets, heavy coats, water, non-perishable food, can opener and a first aid kit.

  • Keep faucets dripping to prevent water pipes from freezing and know how to shut off water if a pipe bursts.

  • Call and check up on neighbors and family members. Older adults and young children are more at risk in extreme cold.

  • Bring pets inside, make sure livestock have sheltered areas and access to drinking water

  • Sign up to receive emergency alerts via Be Informed Stillwater.

  • Follow the City of Stillwater on Facebook and Twitter for City updates

  • Follow Stillwater Emergency Management’s Facebook and Twitter pages for weather updates and warnings

Road Safety

  • Stay off roads if at all possible. If you must travel, drive slowly and use extra caution when driving over bridges and overpasses.

  • Roads will be cleared according to the City’s Snow & Ice Removal Plan

  • If roads are hazardous, emergency service response times may be delayed

Staying Warm

  • Limit your time outside. If you must go outside, then wear layers of warm clothing.

  • Falling into freezing water can be deadly. Do not walk on lakes or ponds, even if they look frozen.

  • Watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia and begin treatment right away.

  • If the power goes out, temperatures can drop significantly.

  • Use rolled towels to close drafts under doors and windows.

  • Close doors to unused rooms

  • Avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Only use generators and grills outdoors and away from windows. Never heat your home with a gas stovetop or oven.

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