Winter storms can happen and they can cause us many problems. Know what
to do before, during and after a winter storm. This will help keep you and your
family safe from a winter fire.
- Test all smoke and carbon monoxide alarms. This way you will know they
- Review two ways out of the home in case of an emergency.
- Clear driveway and front walk of ice and snow often. This will provide easy and safe access in and out your home.
- Make sure your house number can be seen from the street. This will ensure that firefighters will be able to find your home in the event of an emergency.
- Be ready in case the power goes out. Have flashlights and battery-powered lighting on hand. Never use candles.
- During and after the snowstorm, make sure vents for the dryer, furnace, stove, and fireplace are clear of snow build-up to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Stay aware of winter weather. Listen to the television or radio for updates. Watch for bulletins online.
- Check in on neighbors and others who may need help.
- Generators should ONLY be used outdoors. Keep them away from windows and doors. DO NOT run a generator inside your garage or barn, even if the door is open.
- Stay away from any downed wires. Report any downed wires to authorities.
- Be ready if the heat stops working. Use extra layers of clothes and blankets to stay warm. If you use an emergency heat source, keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet away.
Please see http://www.readynh.gov/disasters/winter-storms.htm for more helpful links and information.