Winter storms are a natural event occurring during winter months of the year. It can bring on strong winds, frigid temperatures which can lead to power outages in homes. Winter storms can create high risk for car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. Winter storms can cut out power and communication, lead to icy roads, and possible damage to property. Pay attention to winter storm warnings which are usually issued 12 to 48 hours before the beginning of a winter storm.
Prevent hypothermia by limiting time out in the cold or by wearing appropriate clothing on body and extremities, like winter gloves and insulating boots or shoes.
In case of an emergency, plan for an emergency supply kit for your car: