Winter Blackouts

  1. Winter Preparedness for Your Business
    Categories: Disaster & Survival Forum

    Winter Preparedness for Your Business

    If a winter storm should strike, do you have safeguards in place to protect your business? Preparing your business for both short and long-term interruptions is important. Additionally, business owners should consider having an action or communications plan for their employees. Is your Business Prepared? Small Business Emergency Preparedness Webinar Series Tools for a Disaster Prepared Business Get Your Business...
  2. For the Nonce
    Categories: Outdoor Safety & Disaster & Survival Forum

    For the Nonce

    So for the time being, weather has calmed on the coasts, but a bitter cold system spreads through the central states and part of the northeast. This arctic blast i s heading beyond the Midwest, venturing south as well. With zero degree temperatures in Illinois, Wisconsin, and Minnesota, we know Winter is really here. All major weather predictors call for heavy...
  3. Categories: General Safety Topics

    CDC warns to Equip in advance for emergencies

    The Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) remind us to be prepared for weather-related emergencies, including power outages. Stock food that needs no cooking or refrigeration and water stored in clean containers. Eating Right During a Power Outage. Ensure that your cell phone is fully charged. When planning travel, be aware of current and forecast weather conditions. Keep an up-to-date emergency...
  4. Categories: General Safety Topics, Outdoor Safety & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Preparing for a Winter Storm and the Holidays Webinar

    Are you prepared for the holidays? The Federal Emergency Management Agency is pleased to invite you to join a webinar on how to prepare for winter weather and discuss holiday preparedness safety tips.  Title: ‘Tis the Season: Preparing for a Winter Storm and the Holidays Date: Thursday, December 10, 2015 Time:  2:00 - 3:00 p.m. (ET) Register Meanwhile, review these...
  5. Categories: Disaster & Survival Forum

    6 Tips to Prepare for Blackouts!

    How do you prepare for blackouts? Tips to prepare for blackouts below! Follow energy conservation measures to reduce electricity usage, which can help power companies avoid imposing rolling blackouts. Fill plastic containers with water and place them in the refrigerator and freezer. Leave about an inch of space inside each one to account for expansion. Chilled or frozen water will...
  6. Categories: General Safety Topics, Health Tips & Info News

    Mind the Weather

    Winter isn't over - spring comes in March - while it may be hot right now in California, Ohio is freezing... what will tomorrow bring? Hard to say... be ready for freezing cold, or melts and flooding.. just be weather-ready in general! It is a good idea to focus on a few basic things to keep your employees, and yourself, safe and...
  7. Categories: General Safety Topics, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors, Health Tips, Info News & Disaster & Survival Forum


    New Hampshire was below zero this morning... it's going to be a COLD Winter! Stay Warm and Safe! Please consider the following messaging as we continue to help keep our community safe: Check your smoke detectors. Are they working? Change your battery and make sure you have one per floor. If it activates, don't ignore it. Never remove the battery...
  8. Categories: CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams, Health and First Aid Advice for Seniors, Health Tips, Info News & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Prepare for Winter Weather

    While the danger from winter weather varies across the country, nearly all Americans are likely to face some type of severe winter weather at some point. Winter storms can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to a blizzard with blinding, wind driven snow that lasts for several days. Many winter storms are accompanied by dangerously low temperatures...
  9. Categories: CERT - Community Emergency Response Teams & Disaster & Survival Forum

    Are you ready for Winter?

    What? Winter? Fall has barely begun. Nevertheless, it's already dropped WAY below freezing in many areas. We want you to think about Winter safety and winter warmth in between preparing for your Thanksgiving Feast and shopping for stocking stuffers. Winter 2013-2014 was one of the coldest on record in parts of the Midwest, according to the government's official climate report...
  10. Categories: Disaster & Survival Forum

    Winter Blackouts, Power issues, and Generators

    When using gasoline and diesel generators to supply power to a building, switch the main breaker or fuse on the service panel to the "off" position before starting the generator. This will prevent supplying electricity to outside power lines from your generator, and help protect utility line workers from possible electrocution.

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