MEMA: Stay safe after a winter storm

Things to ponder during today's clean-up...
Graphic courtesy of MEMA

Some words to the wise from MEMA:

Stay Safe After A Winter Storm

As you begin to clean-up this evening and tomorrow morning, here are some important tips to keep in mind: 
 • Help dig out fire hydrants in your neighborhood. 
• Be careful when shoveling snow. Over-exertion can bring on a heart attack – a major cause of death in the winter. Take frequent breaks. 
• Clear exhaust vents from Direct Vent Gas Furnace Systems to avoid Carbon Monoxide (CO) poisoning. Also, never run an automobile until the exhaust pipe has been cleared of snow. 
• Call 2-1-1 for non-emergency storm-related questions. 
• Be a good neighbor. Check with elderly or relatives and neighbors who may need additional assistance to ensure their safety.

More After A Winter Storm tips: www.mass.gov/mema/snow


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