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Be Prepared for Winter Weather in Springfield Missouri 

10/23/2018 (Permalink)

Be Prepared for Winter Weather in Springfield Missouri 

What you should know about Winter Weather in Springfield, Missouri 

  • Know what to do before, during, and after a winter storm.

  • Listen to local officials.

  • Have emergency supplies in place at home, at work, and in the car.

  • Stay off the road during and after a winter storm.

  • Have a carbon monoxide alarm in place, especially if using alternative heating devices.

  • Use safe heating devices.

  • Have an Emergency plan in place with phone numbers to call in case of disaster such as Fire or Water Damages.  Call SERVPRO of Springfield/Greene County 24 hours a day at 417-865-7711.

Emergency Kit

  • Include enough food, water, meds & anything used daily in your emergency kit to last for at least 72 hrs 
  • Before a Winter Storm: Have emergency supplies ready in your home; when the storm hits, stay put and off the roads. WinterSafety
  • Get ahead of winter storms by making sure your emergency kit for your car is fully stocked
  • Keep water, non-perishable food, and an extra set of warm clothes in the car in case you get stranded during winter weather. 
  • Prepare for winter by keeping an emergency supply kit in your car with these extras:
    • Jumper cables
    • Flares or reflective triangle
    • Ice scraper
    • Car cell phone charger
    • Cat litter or sand for better tire traction

Pet Safety

  • WinterSafety Tip: Bring your furry friends inside when temperatures take a dip! 
  • Tip: Wipe dog’s paws after each trip outside. Ice-melting chemicals or rock salt can cause irritation, sickness or be fatal #WinterSafety
  • WinterSafety Tip: Bring your furry friends inside when temperatures take a dip! 
  • Your pet may think antifreeze is sweet, but it can be deadly. 

Heating Safety

  • Space heaters cause 1/3 of home heating fires and 4/5 home heating fires deaths. 
  • Heating is the 2nd leading cause of home fires after cooking. 
  • Winter fires can be deadly. When using your fireplace always keep a metal or heat tempered screen around it to stay safe. 

  • Keep anything that can burn at least 3 feet away from a fireplace, wood stove, or space heater.

  • If you’re running a portable generator, you need to have a working Carbon Monoxide alarm in your home. 

  • Winter Safety Tip: NEVER use a generator, camp stove, charcoal grill, gasoline or propane heater indoors.
  • NEVER heat a home by using the stovetop or oven. 
  • Keep generators outside at least 20 feet away from doors, windows, and vents to avoid accidental CO poisoning.
  • Wear layered clothing and use blankets to stay warm during a Winter Storm.

For more tips visit https://www.ready.gov

If your home is damaged by a winter weather storm call SERVPRO Springfield/Greene County at 417-865-7711.

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