According to the National weather Service “Deceptive killers” are the cause for most deaths during the winter. They are the deaths that happen indirectly related to the storm. For example traffic accidents due to icy roads, hypothermia from prolonged exposure to the cold. It is of the utmost importance to be prepared for the winter weather before it attacks. 24Restore has some tips and ideas on how you can stay safe:
It is a very good idea to have an emergency plan so that every member in your family knows what to do and what not to do when that winter storm hits. If there is a plan in place then everyone will also know where to go when the time comes.
Spring, summer or fall are the best times to prepare an emergency kit. So of the supplies needed for the kit include:
Be sure to tune into weather and local news channels for weather updates.
Try to have everything prepared to prevent traveling and being outdoors as much as possible, but if travel is necessary make sure you have disaster supplies kits in your vehicle. Also try to travel during the day and try not to be alone or tell someone the exact route you are taking to get to your destination and stay on main roads.
If walking is unavoidable proceed with caution on ice, and snowy walkways.
Pets and companion animals should be brought inside during winter weather.
Move other animals or livestock to covered areas with access to non-frozen drinking water.
If you need to shovel the snow, stretch before hand and proceed with caution to not over exert yourself. Overexertion can bring on a heart attack, which is a major cause of death in the winter. Remember to change wet clothing frequently as dry clothing can prevent body heat loss.
Loss of feeling and white or pale skin can be signs of frostbite on fingers, toes, ear lobes, and tip of nose. If these symptoms occur seek medical attention right away.
Hypothermia is another thing to watch out for. Uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness, and apparent exhaustion are warning signs.
Winter storms can also affect your homes and businesses in St. Paul. Just like you have to prepare yourself for the winter you want to prepare your St. Paul homes. Failing to prepare your home or business for the winter can lead to storm damage, requiring storm damage cleanup services to repair.
Here are a few ways you can prepare your home for the winter:
If severe weather has damaged your St. Paul home or business contact 24Restore now! Our professionals are standing by to help you in your time of need! Just like our name indicates, we are available 24 hours a day!