Readers with long memory may recall that on September 11, 2001, muslim terrorists attacked our country and killed thousands of people. As part of our response to that attack, the federal government established what was called the “Department of Homeland Security” and billions were spent to secure our borders and protect us from further attacks.
— Homeland Security (@DHSgov) January 23, 2013
During Winter Storms and Extreme Cold
- Stay indoors during the storm.
- Walk carefully on snow, icy, walkways.
- Avoid overexterion when shoveling snow. Overexertion can bring on a hear attack–a major cause of death in the winter. If you must shovel snow, stretch before going outside.
- Keep dry. Change wet clothing frequently to prevent a loss of body heat. Wet clothing loses all of its insulating value and transmits heat rapidly.
- Watch for signs of frostbite. These include loss of feeling and white or pale appearance in extremities such as fingers, toes, ear lobes, and the tip of the nose. If symptoms are detected, get medical help immediately.