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Dec 16

Cold Weather Preparation Tips

Posted on December 16, 2016 at 11:37 AM by Sarah Tenfelde-Dubois

With winter weather gearing up to be bad this weekend here in Kansas, take a look at some of these tips for cold weather preparation and safe driving.

Get to know the three stages of a winter storm. Ready.gov has put together some ideas for what to do before, during and after a winter storm.  Also, at KSReady, information and tips about winter storm safety has been compiled for the before, during and after stages. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has information about hypothermia and frostbite, in addition to the three stages.

The Red Cross has information for what to do in multiple types of emergencies, with one of them being about winter storms, located at the bottom of the page. The Winter Storm page also gives related links to protecting pets, and water pipes.

The Commission on Aging through the Kansas Department for Aging and Disability Services (KDADS) has put together a preparedness guide for aging and disabled Kansans. While this guide has information for a variety of emergencies, one does focus on snow and cold weather.

The American Veterinary Medical Association has information for cold weather pet safety. It can get very cold in Kansas, so read these tips to protect your pets from any unusually wintery weather.

For information regarding winter driving tips, look through the Kansas Department of Transportation’s PDF, which also includes what to do if you get stranded in your vehicle. The Kansas Highway Patrol had information as well, including phone numbers to call.

Also, to review road conditions throughout the state, check out one of our previous blog post.  It is a few years old, but the links are still active, and the information is relevant to the weather for this weekend.

Stay safe out there!

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