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WINTER SAFETY:

Winter storms can bring snow, sleet, and freezing rain.  Blizzards occur when strong wind causes blowing snow and whiteout conditions, making roads impassable. Thousands of people are injured or killed every year in traffic accidents related to slippery roads from winter storms. Take steps to stay safe before, during, and after a winter storm.

Learn more athttps://www.weather.gov/safety/winter.

  

Learn how to prepare your patio for winter at:
https://www.patiofurniture.com/ideas-trends/winterize-patio-furniture/

          


PREPAREDNESS:

Register to attend a Citizen Preparedness Corps training near you and learn how to prepare for any type of disaster or emergency, respond accordingly and recover. Learn more at:  https://www.dhses.ny.gov/citizen-preparedness-corps

Topics include how to develop a family emergency plan, how to prepare your family and home for a potential emergency such as fire, what to do in specific situations such as active shooter, and covers evacuation or sheltering-in-place due to a life-threatening event, and much more. The training also discusses what to do when returning home after an emergency, including re-entry procedures, checking for and documenting damage safely, addressing emotional and other personal needs in the aftermath of a catastrophic event, and being wary of post-disaster scams.