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During a Storm

Extremely cold temperatures often accompany a winter storm, so you may have to cope with power failures and icy roads. Follow these important steps to protect yourself and your family. Although staying indoors as much as possible can help reduce the risk of car crashes and falls on the ice, you may also face indoor hazards. Many homes will be too cold—either due to a power failure or because the heating system isn't adequate for the weather. When people must use space heaters and fireplaces to stay warm, the risk of household fires increases, as well as the risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. Find out what you can do to protect yourself and your family.

Indoor Safety
Although staying indoors as much as possible can help reduce the risk of car crashes and falls on the ice, you may also face indoor hazards.

Outdoor Safety
Make any trips as brief as possible and learn how to protect your health and safety.

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