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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.

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Whether you’re hosting a festive get-together or just bringing along a dish, prevent kitchen fires and cook safely this holiday season:

  • Keep flammable items away from the stovetop, including oven mitts, potholders, food packaging and dishtowels.
  • Do not leave cooking unattended. 
  • Keep the floor clear of any tripping hazards, such as bags or toys.

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