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Posted on: December 1, 2020

Prepare for Cold Weather

Cold Weather

The Carbondale Office of Emergency Management wants to make sure you are prepared for cold weather. Below are some tips from the National Weather Service.

  • Check the forecast at weather.gov or your favorite weather app, station, etc. so you'll know when to expect cold weather.
  • Adjust your schedule to avoid being outside during the coldest part of the day.
  • Protect your pets, livestock and other property, making sure they have plenty of food and water, and are not overly exposed to the extreme cold.
  • Make sure your vehicle has at least a half of tank of gas. 
  • Dress for the outdoors even if you don't think you'll be out much.
  • Update your winter survival kit to include the following:
  1. Jumper cables
  2. Flashlights
  3. First Aid Kit
  4. Baby, special needs gear
  5. Food and water
  6. Basic toolkit of pliers, wrench, screwdriver 
  7. Pet supplies
  8. Battery or hand cranked radio
  9. Shovel
  10. Ice scraper
  11. Extra clothes
  12. Warmers
  13. Blankets or sleeping bags
  14. Charged cell phone


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