The winter season is upon us, and Suffolk County Legislator Nick Caracappa would like to offer residents helpful tips and websites in preparation for extreme cold weather and winter storms. “It is important to take simple precautionary measures to keep your family safe and protect your home, pets and personal property during the brutal winter months,” stated Legislator Caracappa.
The following information is provided courtesy of https://www.ready.gov/
Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. Winter storms including blizzards can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice and high winds.
A winter storm can:
IF YOU ARE UNDER A WINTER STORM WARNING, FIND SHELTER RIGHT AWAY
HOW TO STAY SAFE WHEN A WINTER STORM THREATENS:
Learn the symptoms of COVID-19 https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/symptoms-testing/symptoms.html
Frostbite causes loss of feeling and color around the face, fingers and toes.
For more safety and health-related guidelines, visit https://www.cdc.gov/.