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What is the difference between a winter storm watch, warning, and advisory?

Winter Storm Warning: Take Action! A winter storm is imminent or occurring. If you hear a warning, immediately go home or shelter in place until it is safe to travel again. If you are home, bring in pets and plan to stay inside … Read More…

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Extreme Weather Including Winter Storms Can Be Stressful, Counselors at the Ready 24/7

Stress, anxiety, and other depression-like symptoms are common reactions after any natural or human-caused disaster. Call 1-800-985-5990. It’s Free. It’s Confidential.. Are you experiencing signs of distress as a result of a disaster? Signs of distress may include any of the following physical … Read More…

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Avoid Using Unsafe Heating Devices Indoors

Be careful trying to stay warm this winter. Using unsafe heating devices indoors can cause CO poisoning! Do not use portable gasoline heaters, propane heaters, natural gas heater, or charcoal heater indoors. Related Emergency Preparedness Articles: Winter Storms | A Preparedness Guide Water-Activated … Read More…

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Major Snowstorm and Likely Blizzard Conditions for Northeast Monday and Tuesday (Jan 26-27 2015)

A major snowstorm is forecast to hit the Northeast Monday (Jan 26, 2015) and Tuesday (Jan 27, 2015) and many areas could experience blizzard conditions with a foot or more of snow.   Significant snow amounts are also expected as far south as northern … Read More…

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Wintery Mix to Hit Northeast Friday into Saturday (Jan 23-24 2015)

The storm system that brought heavy snow to parts of the southern Plains will continue to develop as it moves up the Eastern Seaboard late Friday January 23, 2015 into Saturday January 24, 2015.  The system has the potential to bring a wintry … Read More…

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[OSHA] Protecting Workers from Cold Temperature Stress

Cold temperatures and increased wind speed (wind chill) cause heat to leave the body more quickly, putting workers at risk of cold stress. Any one working in the cold may be at risk, eg., workers in freezers, outdoor agriculture and construction.   Common … Read More…

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Winter Storms | A Preparedness Guide

Did you know….. Each year, dozens of Americans die due to exposure to cold.  Add to that number, vehicle accidents and fatalities, fires due to dangerous use of heaters and other winter weather fatalities and you have a significant threat. Threats, such as … Read More…

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