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Winter storm safety

12/26/2018 (Permalink)

Let's be honest...we don't get a lot of snow here in Knoxville. But it doesn't take much to paralyze our city. Winter storms can last for several days and be accompanied with high winds, freezing rain, sleet, heavy snowfall and cold temperatures. Winter storms can make driving and walking extremely hazardous. Always listen to the radio and television for the latest information and instructions for your area.

Before a winter storm:

-Have a disaster plan

-Prepare a disaster supplies kit for your home and car. Include a first aid kit, canned food and a can opener, bottled water, battery operated radio, flashlight, protective clothing and blankets.

-Be aware of changing weather

During a winter storm:

-Stay indoors and dress warmly

-Eat regularly. Food provides the body with energy for producing its own heat.

-If you must go outside, wear layered clothing, gloves and a hat.

-Keep dry. Change wet clothing to prevent loss of body heat.

-If you must drive, carry a cell phone.

-Keep the gas tank full.

-Let someone know where you're going in case your car gets stuck.

If you home experiences snow or ice damage due to a winter storm, be sure to call SERVPRO of North Knoxville at 865.947.9992.

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