Michigan Winter Hazards Awareness Week - Day 3


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Winter Hazards Awareness Week
Tuesday, November 5th

  Day 3 - Winter Weather Safety Tips for Home and Car

Michigan Winter Hazards Awareness Week Continues

Governor Rick Snyder has declared the week of November 3rd through the 9th as Winter Hazards Awareness Week in Michigan. The Michigan Committee for Severe Weather Awareness urges all Michigan residents to prepare for the coming season by reviewing safety procedures and making sure their homes and vehicles are ready for winter weather.

Weather changes continually in Michigan, and the coming winter is likely to bring episodes of snow, ice, and bitter cold that will put stress on people, animals, and machines. Driving becomes especially dangerous in snow and ice, so be sure to plan all trips carefully and listen to the latest weather forecasts.

Visibility can be reduced dramatically as motorists drive into falling snow. Add to that the unseen hazard of ice on the roads and the shorter periods of daylight, and driving during the winter can often become treacherous. Now is the time to review driving habits and also take stock of safety supplies.

Do not abandon your car and walk into a snow storm. In case you are stranded, your vehicle should be equipped with an emergency kit. An emergency kit should include booster cables, shovel, tow rope, sand or cat litter, and a flashlight with extra batteries. Do not forget a first aid kit, non-perishable food, and blankets or sleeping bags. Keep your gas tank near full to avoid ice in the tank and fuel line.

For additional information on winter safety tips, please see the Michigan Weather Preparedness Page

 



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