Winter Storm Preparation/School Closing
Winter storms are deceptive killers since most of the deaths that occur are indirectly related to the actual storm. We have listed some websites and facts that you should be aware of throughout the forecasted storm. Please remember to keep streets clear of vehicles to assist our DPW in removing all snow from the roadways. Please take all preparations and check on elderly and special needs neighbors.
School Closing Information – See Below
Winter Weather Facts:
- People die in traffic accidents on icy roads
- People die of heart attacks while shoveling snow
- People die of hypothermia from prolonged exposure to the cold
Strain from the cold and hard labor may cause a heart attack. Avoid overexertion, such as shoveling heavy snow, pushing a car, or walking in deep snows, especially if you are not in peak physical condition. When shoveling snow, take it slow and lift small amounts, especially when removing heavy snow, slush or ice.
- Keep extra blankets on hand, check battery powered equipment. Store spare batteries.
- If you have propane or oil heat, check your fuel supply.
- Check your food supply and stock up on basic items.
- Winterize your car, keep the fuel tank full.
- Wearing a hat prevents the loss of half your body heat.
- Gloves and warm socks help protect fingers and toes, which is where you can first feel the effects of cold temperatures.
- Wear layers of loose-fitting, warm clothing.
- Remove layers to avoid overheating, perspiration, and subsequent chill. Layering also helps you prepare for different conditions and activities.
USE THREE ESSENTIAL LAYERS:
- Underwear – choose long underwear, or thin, snug-fitting pants with a longsleeved T-shirt or turtleneck.
- Insulation – sweaters, sweatshirts, and other similar garments are good insulators.
- Outer Shell – Choose garments that are windproof, and preferably waterproof. Good fit is crucial.
School Closing Information
Radio and Television stations in the metropolitan area WCBS and WABC will announce school closings or delayed openings beginning at 6:30 a m.. School closings or delayed openings can also be obtained by calling (201) 288-1848