• 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.

 

Outside:

• Be careful and avoid overexertion such as shoveling heavy snow, pushing cars or walking in

     wet/deep/heavy snow.

• 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.

 

Vehicle Preparedness:

• 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 krich@canton-mi.org or visits their website at www.cantonpublicsafey.org.