Being ready for Severe Weather in Avon Lake

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As we brace for big storm over the next few days, Being ready for Severe Weather in Avon Lake

Take Precautions during extreme weather conditions


  • Dress to suit the weather:
    Thin layers of loose fitting clothing will trap body heat while aiding air circulation. Outer clothing should be hooded, tightly woven, and repel water. Mittens are warmer than gloves. It is important to wear a hat because most body heat is lost through the head. If it is extremely cold, cover your mouth to protect your lungs from the cold air.
  • Recognize the signs of hypothermia:
    Feeling cold over a prolonged period of time can cause a drop in body temperature below the normal 37°C. Symptoms of hypothermia are shivering, confusion, and loss of muscular control. If symptoms occur, get medical assistance immediately. Hypothermia can progress to a life threatening condition where shivering stops, the person loses consciousness and cardiac arrest can occur. 
  • Check the weather forecast before going outdoors or travelling: 
    Pay particular attention to windchill, which can create dangerously cold outdoor conditions. 
  • Winterize your home and vehicle before the cold weather arrives :
    Prepare an emergency pack for your home and vehicle and ensure your home heating system is in good working order. Insulate your home to avoid cold air leaks and minimize heating costs. 
  • Pace your outdoor activity: 
    Be alert for signs of frostbite. Avoid strenuous activity in extremely cold temperatures because the heart must work harder to pump blood through constricted vessels in arms and legs.


Being ready for Severe Weather in Avon Lake

Your winter home emergency kit should include:

  • Ready-to-eat food (e.g. energy bars)
  • Water
  • Blankets
  • Heating fuel
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries
  • First-aid kit
  • radio

Winter travel

Winter travel calls for extra care even under normal weather conditions. Snow and ice on roadways can reduce tire traction, while vehicle exhaust and ice fog can reduce visibility. The best safety precaution to take during severe winter weather conditions is to avoid traveling at all. However, if you must drive, be prepared.


Take precautions:

  • Drive carefully. Avoid driving if a winter storm warning or blizzard warning has been issued for your area of travel. Respect road conditions. Prior to setting out, check local highway or road conditions hotlines.
  • Turn back or seek refuge if conditions deteriorate. Don't be daring. 
  • Keep to main roads as much as possible. 
  • Travel by daylight and with a companion if possible. When traveling alone, make sure someone knows which route you are taking, and your departure and arrival times. Be sure to notify them of your arrival to prevent an unnecessary search. 
  • Keep the radio on, and listen for weather information and possible weather warnings. 
  • Keep the gas tank full and car in good running condition, properly serviced, with snow tires and chains. 
  • Carry your winter travel kit in your car at all times.

Being ready for Severe Weather in Avon Lake


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