• Be aware of potential fire and carbon monoxide hazards if you plan to use an emergency heating source
such as a fireplace, wood stove or space heater.
• Don’t forget your pets – be sure to have suitable shelter with food and water when outdoors.
• Be careful and avoid overexertion such as shoveling heavy snow, pushing cars or walking in
• Walk carefully on snow and ice covered surfaces.
• Wear loose fitting, lightweight, layered clothing with a waterproof outer layer. Don’t forget a hat a gloves.
• Understand the hazards of wind chill.
• Have your vehicle winterized – have a mechanic check the antifreeze, tires, belts, hoses, battery etc.
• Keep extra windshield washer fluid in your vehicle.
• Try to keep you fuel tank near full - gas stations may be closed during severe weather.
• Have an emergency supply kit in your trunk. Include -flares, water, energy bars/nonperishable foods,
blanket, shovel, jumper cables, maps, etc).
For more information on how to prepare for severe weather, contact Canton’s Emergency Management Office, at 734-394-5357, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visits their website at www.cantonpublicsafey.org.