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Be Prepared for Severe Winter Weather!

 

In the event of severe winter weather, you want to make sure you're prepared! The following are some tips to ensure that you're ready when inclement weather hits.

  • Store a first aid kit, bottled water, canned/no cook food, non-electric can opener, flashlight/batteries, and candles/matches where you can find them easily in your home - even in the dark.
  • Exercise caution when using temporary heaters during a power outage. If using kerosene heaters, maintain ventilation to avoid build-up of toxic fumes. Keep heaters at least 3 feet away from combustibles and refuel heaters outside.
  • Store a winter emergency kit and extra winter gear (gloves, hats, boot and blankets) in your vehicle - especially when travelling out of town.
  • Keep at least 1/2 a tank of gas in your car at all times to avoid gas line freeze up.

Visit the Manitoba Emergency Preparedness Website for more information: http://www.gov.mb.ca/emo/