How to react in a Winter Storm 

Indoors:

  • Keep residence cooler than usual.  Block off most areas of house and anywhere cold air can enter building
  • Stay together in one room.  Have many layers and blankets
  • Stay hydrated
  • Insulate frozen pipes with newspapers
  • Do not bring outdoor heating systems (ie. barbeque) into house

Outdoors:

  • Cover mouth to prevent cold air from getting in lungs
  • Seek shelter
  • Keep moving to increase circulation

In car:

  • It is crucial to stay with your car
  • Tie a brightly coloured cloth to your antenna or window
  • Run the engine and heater for about 10 minutes per hour, during this time open a downwind window slightly for ventilation and periodically clear snow from exhaust pipe (to prevent carbon monoxide poisoning)
  • Move arms and legs continuously to keep your blood circulating
  • Use anything available for insulation
  • Alternate sleeping, so someone is awake to watch for rescue crews at all times

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