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Winter Storm Disasters: Facts for Families in New Castle County, DE

11/7/2017 (Permalink)

Storm Damage Winter Storm Disasters: Facts for Families in New Castle County, DE    Regardless of the Winter Storm SERVPRO of Bear/New Castle, DE Can Help.

What Are Winter Storms and How You Can Prepare Your Family

What are winter storms? 

A winter storm is an event in which varieties of precipitation are formed that only occur at low temperatures, such as snow or sleet, or a rainstorm where ground temperatures are low enough to allow ice to form (i.e. freezing rain).

Why talk about winter storms?

A major winter storm can last for several days and be accompanied by high winds, freezing rain or sleet, heavy snowfall, and cold temperatures. People can become trapped at home, without utilities or other services. Heavy snowfall and blizzards can trap motorists in their cars. Attempting to walk for help in a blizzard can be a deadly decision.

What can I do to prepare for a winter storm?

  • Learn the winter storm risk in New Castle County.
  • Understand the hazards of wind chill, which combines the cooling effect of wind and cold temperatures on exposed skin.
  • Sign up now to receive text messages and optional emergency alerts in our area. Stay tuned to local television or radio station or community alert system for emergency information.
  • Service vehicles and snow removal equipment prior to winter storm season.
  • Fuel up vehicles and equipment for emergency use and to keep the fuel line from freezing.
  • Make sure your emergency survival kit is stocked with essential items and kept in an easily accessible location.
  • Fully charge portable electronic devices.

What to do during a winter storm watch?

  • Listen to a portable battery-powered radio, television, or a smart phone for updated emergency information.
  • Be aware of changing weather conditions.
  • Keep portable electronic devices charged. Have a car charger available in case of a power outage.
  • Make sure pets and animals are safe.
  • Avoid unnecessary travel.

What to do during a winter storm?

  • Listen to a portable battery-powered radio, television, or a smart phone for updated emergency information.
  • Be aware of changing weather conditions.
  • Keep portable electronic devices charged. Have a car charger available in case of a power outage.
  • Stay indoors and dress warmly during the storm. Wearing layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing will keep you warmer than one bulky sweater.
  • Eat regularly and stay hydrated. Food provides the body with energy for producing its own heat.
  • If you lose electricity, do not use a generator indoors or in an enclosed space.

What to do after a winter storm?

  • Continue listening to local radio or television stations for updated information and instructions.
  • Help neighbors who may require special assistance.
  • Avoid driving and other travel until conditions have improved.
  • Avoid overexertion.
  • Follow forecasts and be prepared when venturing outside.

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