BE PREPARED FOR WINTER WEATHER
Winter storms often bring dangerously low
temperatures, strong winds, snow, ice, sleet and freezing rain. With
temperatures currently near freezing, and dipping into single digits at night, it’s
important to take steps to protect your property and health.
Protect the three p’s: people, pets and plants.
- Wear layers of clothing.
- Wear gloves, mittens and hats; cover your mouth
with a scarf.
- Ensure children are properly dressed, especially
as they wait for the school bus.
- Bring pets indoors. Animals are susceptible to
frostbite and hypothermia.
- Bring potted plants indoors. Cover outdoor
plants with cloth, burlap or plastic at night to prevent roots from freezing.
Make sure your home and vehicle are ready.
- Have a backup for your electrical power as
freezing temperatures create a heavy demand for electricity. If you use a
generator, be sure to use it outdoors in a well-ventilated area.
- Allow indoor plumbing fixtures to drip; this prevents
freezing by permitting water to trickle through the pipes.
- Keep your vehicle’s gas tank and antifreeze full
to prevent ice from forming in the tank and fuel lines.
For more information on how to be prepared for the cold
weather, visit the Ready Georgia website or
download the Ready