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General Safety Tips

 

 Travel Safety

Do NOT drive while fatigued
Avoid Excessive Speed
Wear Seat Belts

 Prepare Yourself

  • While Walking or Jogging stay as far off the roadway as possible, wear bright colored clothes, wear a reflective belt/vest, and carry a flashlight or chemical stick

  • REMEMBER, INCIDENTS TAKE NO HOLIDAYS OR TIME OFF  -  “SAFETY FIRST”


Know What Storm ‘Watches’ and ‘Warnings’ Mean
  • Storm WATCH: Storm is possible in your area

  • Storm WARNING: Storm is headed for your area

When a Storm ‘Watch’ is Issued
  • Listen to NOAA Weather Radio, local radio, and TV stations, or cable TV such as The Weather Channel for further updates.

  • Be alert to changing weather conditions.

  • Avoid unnecessary travel.

When a Storm ‘Warning’ is Issued

  • Stay indoors during the storm.

  • Understand the hazards of wind chill, which combines the cooling effect of wind and cold temperatures on exposed skin.

  • As the wind increases, heat is carried away from a person’s body at an accelerated rated, driving down the body temperature.

Avoid traveling by car in a storm, but if you must…

  • Carry a Disaster Supplies Kit in the trunk.

  • Keep your car’s gas tank full for emergency use.

  • Let someone know your destination, your route, and when you expect to arrive. If your car gets stuck along the way, help can be sent along your predetermined route.

 

If You Get Stuck

  • Stay with your car. Do not try to walk to safety.

  • Tie a brightly colored cloth (preferably red) to the antenna for rescuers to see.

  • Leave the overhead light on when the engine is running so that you can be seen.

  • Keep one window away from the blowing wind slightly open to let in air.