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WINTER STORM SAFETY
A major winter
BEFORE A WINTER
DURING A WINTER
AFTER A WINTER
Safety Tips To Survive a Blizzard
As the region prepares for the arrival of the first major storm of the winter, here are some tips from the United Way of Connecticut’s 211 winter storm tips.
BEFORE THE STORM STRIKES:
Winter storms and blizzards can cause loss of electricity, heat and telephone service and can trap you in your home for a few days. Have available:
- Flashlight and extra batteries
- Make sure each member of your household has a warm coat, gloves or mittens, hat and water resistant boots
- Extra blankets
- Battery powered NOAA Weather Radio and portable radio to receive emergency information
- Canned food and nonelectric can opener
- Bottled water
- Extra medicine and baby items
- First aid supplies
- Healing fuel – fuel carriers may not reach you for days after a severe winter storm
- Back up heating source, such as fireplace, wood stove, space heater, etc.
- Snow shovels and other snow removal equipment
- Sand to improve traction
- Bring pets/companion animals inside during winter weather. Move other animals or livestock to sheltered areas with non-frozen drinking water
- Make a Family Communication Plan. Your family may not be together when the storm strikes, so it is important to know how you will contact one another and how you will get back together.
DURING THE WINTER STORM:
- Stay indoors
- If you must go outside, several layers of clothing will keep you warmer than a single heavy coat. Gloves or mittens and a hat will prevent loss of body heat. Cover your mouth to protect your lungs.
- Keep dry. Change wet clothing frequently to prevent a loss of body heat.
- Watch for signs of frostbite. These include loss of feeling and white or pale appearance in extremities such as fingers, toes, ear lobes, and the tip of the nose. If symptoms are detected get medical help immediately.
- Watch for signs of hypothermia. These include uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness, and apparent exhaustion. If symptoms are detected get the victim to a warm location, remove wet clothing, warm the center of the body first and give warm, non-alcoholic beverages if the victim is conscious. Get medical help as soon as possible.
- Walk carefully on snowy, icy sidewalks
- Drive only if it absolutely necessary. If you must drive travel in the day, don’t travel alone; keep others informed of your schedule; stay on main roads and avoid back road shortcuts
- Conserve fuel, if necessary, by keeping your house cooler than normal. Temporarily shut off heat to less-used rooms.
- When using alternative heat from a fire place, wood stove, or space heater, use fire safeguards and properly ventilate
- If using kerosene heaters, maintain ventilation to avoid buildup of toxic fumes. Keep heaters at least three feet from flammable objects. Refuel kerosene heaters outside.
IF YOU MUST TRAVEL BY CAR IN A STORM:
Before, during, and after a snowstorm — Economical Insurance
Written by Stephanie Fereiro | Published on: January 2, 2020 | Categories: At home, On the road
’Tis the season for snowstorms and blizzards. Here are some simple steps you can take before, during, and after a major snowfall to protect your space and keep your family safe all season long.
How to prepare before a snowstorm or blizzard
It’s a good idea to stay prepared for severe weather all winter long. Take these steps as soon as possible so you’ll be ready if a major snowstorm hits:
Keep these items in your family’s emergency kit:
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Winter storm emergency kit
- A portable charger for your cell phone
- Wood or fuel for your stove or heater
- A list of emergency contacts
- A first aid kit
- Bottled water
- Candles, matches, and a lighter
- A flashlight and extra batteries
- Warm blankets
- Non-perishable food (and pet food for Fido)
Stores often sell out of salt, sand, and other de-icing products after a big snow storm, so it’s a good idea to stock up on these essentials before a #blizzard hits.
What to do during a snowstorm or blizzard
Once the snow has started coming down, keep these tips in mind:
- Cozy up in a safe space and wait out the storm. It’s best to stay inside during a major snowstorm or blizzard, as visibility could be decreased and sidewalks, roads, and other surfaces will likely be slippery.
- If you have to go outside, make sure you can find your way home. When heavy snow is blowing and creating whiteout conditions, it could be difficult to find your way home if you have to go outside (to an outbuilding on your property, for example). Consider tying a rope to your front door and carrying it with you while you walk so you can use it as a guide to get back home in a whiteout.
- Keep pets indoors as much as possible. Bring outdoor cats inside, and if you have to take your dog for a walk, consider these tips to keep them safe and warm. When visibility is reduced, you should also keep your dog on a leash to make sure they don’t get lost in the snow.
- Stay off the roads. Snow can make roads slippery and reduce visibility, making it dangerous to drive. If you absolutely have to drive during a blizzard, proceed slowly and leave lots of room between your vehicle and the one in front of you. If at any point you can’t see what’s in front of you, pull over and wait until conditions become clearer. If your car gets stuck, stay inside and open the window slightly on the sheltered side (facing away from the wind) to allow some fresh air in. You can run your car’s engine for about 10 minutes every half-hour — but only if the exhaust system is not blocked with snow.
- If you have to go outside, avoid overexerting yourself. Overexertion in bitter cold temperatures can lead to hypothermia and other medical issues.
What to do after a snowstorm or blizzard
After snow has stopped, you might be tempted to get out of the house to shovel your sidewalks or go to the store to re-stock your supplies. Consider these tips before you head outside:
- Dress appropriately for the weather. There’s a good chance it’s still pretty chilly outside, so make sure you’re wearing warm enough clothing. Wear warm, waterproof boots with good tread, as sidewalks, parking lots, and roads are likely to be wet and slippery.
- Clear your sidewalks. Shovel your sidewalks and walkways (or use a snowblower if you have one), then apply a de-icing product to help melt any ice and prevent slips.
- Stay off the roads if possible. After a major snowstorm, it can take communities a while to plow their roads. Avoid driving as much as possible until roads have been cleared and coated with salt or sand. If you have to drive somewhere, go slowly and stick to major routes that are more likely to be clear.
- Check for a buildup of snow and ice on your roof. Ice dams can do serious damage to your home, and they shouldn’t be ignored. If you notice a buildup of ice or snow on your roof, consider hiring a professional to safely remove it.
- Contact your insurance broker if your car or home has been damaged. If it’s outside of your broker’s regular business hours, contact your insurance company’s 24-hour claims service line.
If you’re wondering how your home insurance policy could protect you if your home or car is damaged as a result of a snowstorm or blizzard, contact your licensed insurance broker today.
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Prepare for Winter Weather
Stay Safe During
Winter storms create a higher risk of car accidents, hypothermia, frostbite, carbon monoxide poisoning, and heart attacks from overexertion. Winter storms including blizzards can bring extreme cold, freezing rain, snow, ice and high winds.
A winter storm can:
Last a few hours or several days.
Cut off heat, power and communication services.
Put older adults, children, sick individuals and pets at greater risk.
How to Protect Yourself from Winter Weather
IF YOU ARE UNDER A WINTER STORM WARNING, FIND SHELTER RIGHT AWAY
Know your winter weather terms:
Winter Storm Warning
Issued when hazardous winter weather in the form of heavy snow, heavy freezing rain, or heavy sleet is imminent or occurring. Winter Storm Warnings are usually issued 12 to 24 hours before the event is expected to begin.
Winter Storm Watch
Alerts the public to the possibility of a blizzard, heavy snow, heavy freezing rain, or heavy sleet. Winter Storm Watches are usually issued 12 to 48 hours before the beginning of a Winter Storm.
Winter Weather Advisory
Issued for accumulations of snow, freezing rain, freezing drizzle, and sleet which will cause significant inconveniences and, if caution is not exercised, could lead to life-threatening situations.
Know Your Risk for Winter Storms
Pay attention to weather reports and warnings of freezing weather and winter storms. Listen for emergency information and alerts. Sign up for your community’s warning system. The Emergency Alert System (EAS) and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Weather Radio also provide emergency alerts.
Preparing for Winter Weather
Prepare your home to keep out the cold with insulation, caulking and weather stripping. Learn how to keep pipes from freezing. Install and test smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors with battery backups. Gather supplies in case you need to stay home for several days without power. Keep in mind each person’s specific needs, including medication. Remember the needs of your pets. Have extra batteries for radios and flashlights. If you are unable to afford your heating costs, weatherization or energy-related home repairs, contact the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) for help.
In Case of Emergency
Be prepared for winter weather at home, at work and in your car. Create an emergency supply kit for your car. Include jumper cables, sand, a flashlight, warm clothes, blankets, bottled water and non-perishable snacks. Keep a full tank of gas.
Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Sign up for email updates about coronavirus from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Learn the symptoms of COVID-19 and follow CDC guidance. If you are able to, set aside items like soap, hand sanitizer that contains at least 60 percent alcohol, disinfecting wipes, and general household cleaning supplies that you can use to disinfect surfaces you touch regularly
Stay Safe During Winter Weather
Avoid carbon monoxide poisoning. Only use generators and grills outdoors and away from windows. Never heat your home with a gas stovetop or oven.
- Stay off roads if at all possible. If trapped in your car, then stay inside.
- Limit your time outside. If you need to go outside, then wear layers of warm clothing. Watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia.
- Reduce the risk of a heart attack by avoiding overexertion when shoveling snow and walking in the snow.
Learn the signs of, and basic treatments for, frostbite and hypothermia.
Frostbite causes loss of feeling and color around the face, fingers and toes.
- Signs: Numbness, white or grayish-yellow skin, firm or waxy skin.
- Actions: Go to a warm room. Soak in warm water. Use body heat to warm. Do not massage or use a heating pad.
Hypothermia is an unusually low body temperature. A temperature below 95 degrees is an emergency.
- Signs: Shivering, exhaustion, confusion, fumbling hands, memory loss, slurred speech or drowsiness.
- Actions: Go to a warm room. Warm the center of the body first—chest, neck, head and groin. Keep dry and wrapped up in warm blankets, including the head and neck.
What Not to Do After the Blizzard – NBC4 Washington
The worst of the winter storm that dumped up to a foot and a half of snow on our region may be over, but snow safety is more important than ever.
Whether you’re playing in the snow or shoveling the sidewalk, here’s what you should do to prevent accidents and injuries.
DON’T drive until it’s safe to do so.
If you must go out Sunday, check that your tires are properly inflated and use your seatbelt. Check out AAA’s compilation of winter driving tips.
DON’T walk without knowing your surroundings.
Be careful of snow and ice, and take steps slowly. Avoid shortcuts, too. Shortcuts can be dangerous because those paths are less likely to be cleared and treated. Also, be aware of what you’re walking under. Snow or ice could be falling from rooftops or trees.
DON’T sled if you don’t know the hill.
Sledding can be fun, but it can lead to injury if riders aren’t careful. Make sure the hill you choose isn’t too steep and that it has a flat area at the bottom to safely glide to a stop. Avoid sledding in areas the end near a street or parking lot or by ponds, trees or fences. Dress warm to avoid frostbite!
DON’T shovel snow with your back.
Try to push the snow rather than lift it. But if you have to lift it, don’t fill the shovel all the way. Also, lift with your legs to prevent injury. Make sure to take breaks often to avoid exhaustion. People often forget that shoveling is a strenuous activity.
DON’T heat your home with stoves or charcoal grills.
When the power is out, it can be tempting to heat your home by stove or by moving the charcoal grill inside. These heaters release carbon monoxide, and it can poison you without you even knowing because it’s a colorless and odorless gas.
DON’T drink alcohol to stay warm.
Alcohol might make you feel warm, but it’s an old myth (sorry!). Alcohol actually decreases your core temperature and reverses some reflexes that control body temperature, like shivering, according to The New York Times and a study by the Army Research Institute of Environmental Medicine.
Be sure to enjoy the snow, but make sure you take the proper precautions to stay safe.
Winter Safety Tips
Winter Safety Tips
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Winter Weather Watch
The National Weather Service has issued Winter Weather Watches and Warnings in and around New York State, with heavy and drifting snow predicted to move south to north beginning early Wednesday and continue through Thanksgiving on Thursday. While the storm is not predicted to become severe at this time, the State is actively monitoring the storm and taking all precautions necessary to prepare.
For information on road conditions call 511 or download the app for your iPhone, Android or Blackberry.
To receive critical alerts on emergency, weather and transportation through phone, email, and text messages sign up for:
For snow updates, follow:
Safe Winter Driving Tips
The leading cause of death and injuries during winter storms is transportation accidents.
- When winter storms strike, do not drive unless necessary.
- Keep vehicles clear of ice and snow. Good vision is a key to good driving.
- Plan your stops and keep more distance between cars. Be extra alert. Remember, snowdrifts can hide smaller children. Always match your speed to the road and weather conditions.
Some of the most important tips for safe winter driving include:
- Schedule extra time for winter travel and be patient during ice and snow removal operations.
- Never follow a snowplow too closely or attempt to pass one. Remember that the highway ahead of the plow is usually snow-covered.
- Assume that bridge surfaces are slippery, as they freeze more quickly than road surfaces.
- Be wary of black ice, which can be difficult to see but makes conditions slippery when pavement temperatures are below freezing.
- Have a cell phone handy and charged.
- Equip your car with emergency supplies.
- Inform a responsible person of your destination, intended route, and estimated time of arrival.
- Keep calm and do not panic in case of a vehicle breakdown, accident, or if you become snowbound.
- Keep your gas tank full to prevent gasoline freeze-up.
Trapped in a Car
- Stay in your car and wait for help to find you.
- Run your engine for short periods of time to stay warm. Keep your down-wind window open and make sure your exhaust pipe is clear of snow.
- Turn on the dome light at night when you are running the engine to signal rescuers.
- Hang a brightly colored piece of cloth or piece of clothing from your car.
- Exercise from time to time by vigorously moving arms, legs, fingers and toes to keep blood circulating and to keep warm.
Winterize Your Vehicle
Preparing your vehicle for winter weather travel will help ensure your vehicle is in good working order when you need it most.
- Have a mechanic check the following items on your vehicle:
- Wipers and windshield washer fluid
- Ignition system
- Exhaust system
- Flashing hazard lights
- Oil level
- Install good winter tires. Make sure the tires have adequate tread. All-weather radials are usually adequate for most winter conditions. You may also want to carry a set of tire chains in your vehicle for heavy snow conditions.
- Keep a windshield scraper and small broom for ice and snow removal and maintain at least a half tank of gas throughout the winter season.
- Finally, plan long trips carefully. Listen to the local media report or call law enforcement agencies for the latest road conditions.
More Safe Driving Tips
Home Safety Tips
- When removing snow and ice from driveways and sidewalks, stay clear of electric and natural gas meters to avoid damaging them, inadvertently disrupting service or putting yourself in danger. Snow and ice can damage electric and natural gas meters, natural gas pipes and natural gas regulators, so never bury any of this equipment when shoveling, using a snowblower or plowing.
- When removing snow or ice from a roof, never let it fall on electric or natural gas meters or related equipment.
- Clear dryer vents of snow. If blocked it can cause fires. Furnace vents should also be cleared to prevent carbon monoxide backing up.
- Natural gas appliance chimneys and vents should be kept free of snow and ice to prevent the build-up of potentially-deadly carbon monoxide.
- Be prepared if you smell natural gas. If you smell that distinctive sulfur-like odor – like the smell of rotten eggs – get up, get out and call your utility immediately from a cell phone or neighbor’s phone.
Tips for removing snow from roofs:
- Do not climb on roofs to remove snow
- When possible, use long-handled snow rakes or poles.
- If you must use a ladder, make certain that the base is securely anchored. Ask a friend, neighbor or adult family member to hold the ladder while you climb.
- Know where the snow is going to fall before clearing the area.
- Make certain not to contact electrical wires.
- If possible, do not attempt to clear the roof alone.
- If you are afraid of heights or think the job is too big for you, hire help.
Heavy exertion such as shoveling snow, clearing debris, or pushing a car can increase the risk of a heart attack. To avoid problems:
- Stay warm, dress warm and SLOW DOWN when working outdoors.
- Take frequent rests to avoid over exertion.
- If you feel chest pain—STOP and seek help immediately.
Home Emergency Supplies
- Flashlights and extra batteries
- Battery-operated radio and extra batteries
- Emergency non-perishable foods that do not require refrigeration
- Non-electric can opener
- Bottled water
- One week supply of essential medicines
- Extra blankets and sleeping bags
- First aid kit and manual
- Fire extinguisher
- Emergency heating equipment, used properly
More Home Safety Tips
If You Lose Power:
- First, call your utility company to determine area repair schedules.
- Turn off or unplug lights and appliances to prevent a circuit overload when service is restored. Leave one light on to indicate when power has been restored.
- If heat goes out during a winter storm, keep warm by closing off rooms you do not need.
- To help prevent freezing pipes, turn on faucets slightly. Running water will not freeze as quickly.
- Keep refrigerator and freezer doors closed as much as possible to help reduce food spoilage.
- Protect yourself from carbon monoxide poisoning:
- DO NOT operate generators indoors; the motor emits deadly carbon monoxide gas.
- DO NOT use charcoal to cook indoors. It, too, can cause a buildup of carbon monoxide gas.
- DO NOT use your gas oven to heat your home. Prolonged use of an open oven in a closed house can create carbon monoxide gas.
- Make sure fuel space heaters are used with proper ventilation.
Alternative Heating Safety Tips
Use only safe sources of alternative heat such as a fireplace, small well-vented wood or coal stove or portable space heaters. Always follow manufacturers’ instructions.
When using alternative heat sources such as a fireplace or woodstove, always make sure you have proper ventilation. Keep curtains, towels and potholders away from hot surfaces. Have a fire extinguisher and smoke detectors and make sure they work.
More Safety Tips
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How to Survive a Winter Storm or Blizzard
Knowing how to survive a blizzard or other winter storm is a crucial, (though hopefully unused) bit of knowledge everyone should know. There are multiple types of winter storms and each can be deadly killers. Imagine being snowed in or being stranded in a car during a blizzard. Would you know how to survive? This advice could save your life.
How to Survive a Winter Storm
- Seek some form of shelter immediately. Blowing winds can cause the wind chill to reduce your core body temperature to dangerous levels. The risk of frostbite and hypothermia increase every minute you are exposed to the cold weather.
- If you are wet, try to get dry. Lighting a small fire will not only provide warmth but will enable your clothing to dry out.
- Deep snow can actually act as an insulation from the wind and cold temperatures. Digging a snow cave can actually save your life.
- Stay hydrated, but DO NOT eat snow. (Because your body must heat the ice in order to melt it into water, you’d actually lose heat.) If you do get your water from snow, make sure to melt it before drinking it. (For example, use a heating source or indirect body heat like a canteen inside your coat, but not directly next to your skin.)
In a Car or Truck:
- Never leave your vehicle. If you are stranded, it will offer a form of protection from overexposure to the cold. A single person walking through the snow is also harder to find than a stranded car or truck.
- It is okay to run the car for short periods to provide some heat. Remember to crack the windows a small amount to allow for the circulation of fresh air. Dangerous exhaust fumes, including carbon monoxide, can build up very quickly. This is especially true if the tailpipe is buried in the snow.
- Keep yourself moving. A car offers little room for you to keep your blood flowing, but exercise is a must. Clap your hands, stomp your feet, and move around as much as possible at least once an hour. In addition to keeping your body moving, keep your mind and spirit from getting “down,” depressed, or overly stressed.
- Make the car visible for a rescue. Hang bits of bright colored cloth or plastic from the windows. If the snow has stopped falling, open the hood of the car as a signal of distress.
- If the electricity goes out, use an alternative form of heat with caution. Fireplaces and kerosene heaters can be dangerous without proper ventilation. Keep children away from any alternative heat source.
- Stick to one room for heat and close off unnecessary rooms in the house. Make sure there are no air leaks in the room. Keep sunlight streaming through the windows in the day, but cover all windows at night to keep warm air in and cold outside air out.
- Keep hydrated and nourished in case the heat is out for an extended period of time. An unhealthy body will be more susceptible to the cold than a healthy one.
- Pets must also be protected from the cold. When temperatures drop below freezing, outdoor pets should be moved indoors or to a sheltered area to protect them from the cold.
Other Tips for Winter Weather Safety
Always have a winter weather emergency kit available. While these can be purchased, it’s always best to create your own emergency kit for your home and your car to tailor it to the weather hazard. If you have small children, remember to actually practice using the kits. In the event of a winter emergency, kids should know where the kit is located and how to use it.
In addition to having a winter safety kit, all family members should be able to recognize the signs of hypothermia and basic first aid treatment for cold exposure.
Finally, if your region is prone to winter storms of any type, consider buying a weather radio so that no matter you’re always plugged into the latest forecast. Multiple types of winter weather advisories each have their own dangers.
You might also like to check out these additional winter weather resources:
Updated by Tiffany Means
A Guide to Survival from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration – National Weather Service Warning and Forecast Branch, November 1991
NOAA/FEMA/The American Red Cross
90,000 caught in a blizzard? 8 Tips for Safe Winter Driving
What if you were driving a car in winter, and suddenly realized that bad weather turned the control not in your direction? Truck experts, who have accounted for more than a million of Russian winter trails passed without an accident, give advice!
Did you skid, or a blizzard outside the window, which reduced the visibility to the impossible? Try to relax and slow down as much as possible.Remember when braking that you cannot do this abruptly on a snowy road. Reduce your speed gradually. Keep in mind that this will also help prevent snow from under the wheels from sticking to the underbody, which can cause a difficult ride.
2. Be careful!
Control your every action. Remember that if you act abruptly, it can lead to skidding and collisions with other vehicles. Maintain a distance that is even greater than the recommended safe distance – this will help to emergency brake if necessary.
3. Turn on the light.
The headlights and dimensions of the car in a blizzard and blizzard must always be on! This is for your own safety, because drivers will notice you and keep their distance.
4. Rebuild slowly!
Have you decided to move to another lane? Turn on the turn signal and wait for it to blink 4-5 times. Also, if you are driving too slowly, turn on the hazard warning lights to alert drivers and allow them to overtake you.
5. Focus on experienced!
Who is the most experienced on the road? Taxi drivers and truckers. As soon as the truck in front of you starts to slow down or even pulls over to the side of the road, it may be worth following its example and wait it out.
6. Stay in the right place!
Things are bad, and you need to wait it out – try to find a place where you will not be covered with snow. If there is no covered hangar or parking nearby, stop by a gas station or ask to stand in the parking lot of an office building, restaurant, hotel.Is there nothing nearby? Then keep driving at a very slow speed.
7. Watch the traction!
Since the grip of the car on a wet road or on ice is always less, the traction is also reduced. Do not forget to change the shoes of the car in time to winter tires, which helps to improve grip.
8. Don’t be afraid of frost!
After all, it has more grip on the ice than it does with
melting temperature. Frost is good for driving if you are driving in moderate
speed.So, be confident and remember, you are ready to ride in any
the weather! 90,000 Rules of conduct on the street during snowfall, blizzards and strong winds
Jan 29. 2020, 11:13
In case of snowfall and blizzards, the danger to the population lies in the drifts of the roadway, settlements and individual buildings. There is a decrease in visibility on the roads to 20-50 m, as well as partial destruction of light buildings and roofs, breakage of overhead power transmission and communication lines.
Pedestrians in snow need to be extremely careful:
- Cross the carriageway only at pedestrian crossings.
- Do not cross the street, but walk in a straight line.
- To avoid slipping or injury, wear non-slip shoes.
- Walk carefully, slowly, stepping on the entire sole.
Upon receiving a message about the occurrence of a severe snowstorm, it is allowed to leave the premises only in exceptional cases. If necessary, inform family members and / or neighbors where you are going, as well as the estimated time of your return.
Don’t go outside alone!
If you are disoriented due to a blizzard, go to the first house you come across and specify your location. If possible, wait until the snowstorm ends or subsides.
In case of strong gusts of wind during a snowfall, a danger to people is created by the destruction of road and bridge pavements, structures, breakage of overhead power transmission lines and communications, breakthrough of ground pipelines, breakdown of billboards.Try to keep as far away from places as possible in such weather conditions. To protect against flying debris and glass fragments, use plywood sheets, cardboard and plastic boxes, boards and other improvised means.
In order to avoid injuries and injuries in case of gusty wind and snowfall, you must hide in the entrance or basement of the building.
If necessary, call – 112.
Balashikha Territorial Administration
GKU MO “Mosoblpozhspas”
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90,000 An auto expert gave advice to Petersburgers on how to ride in a blizzard in March
Spring has not yet come into its own, and winter weather is still preserved in St. Petersburg with all the consequences: snow and blizzard, ice and freezing temperatures. In this regard, motorists have to adapt to the emerging realities and postpone the replacement of winter tires with summer ones.In order not to get into a ridiculous accident on a March but snowy day, Deputy Head of the Federation of Car Owners of Russia Dmitry Klevtsov , in an interview with NEVSKY NEWS, gave some advice.
How to drive on a slippery road?
First of all, the specialist noted that in case of poor visibility and slippery roads, the driver must take all necessary measures to ensure safe traffic for himself and others. In snow, ice, the car must be technically sound, prepared, and the driving mode must be selected based on the rubber that is available.
“You must keep your distance, do not exceed the speed. Before leaving on the road, it is imperative to check the braking system, how the car behaves on the road on which it will go. You need to slow down and see how the car behaves. Based on this, choose the mode, “ – explained Klevtsov.
If the wind is blowing from the side, you need to reduce the speed to ensure safety, the expert recalled. When road visibility is limited due to a blizzard, the speed must be selected based on the distance to ensure safe emergency braking.
“It’s spring now and we need to pay attention to the condition of the road surface. A huge number of holes and rut appeared. The trajectory of movement should be relative to the rut. When slippery and the driver gets into a rut, he can be thrown out. Because of this, absolutely ridiculous accidents happen, “ – said the head of the Federation of Car Owners.
He also noted that one should not go in a rut, because when the roads are cleaned, it often turns out that one part of the road has been removed, and there is unclean snow at the side of the road.In this case, the driver must avoid the simultaneous passage of the car on different types of coverage, so as not to throw it out. This is important at the moment of braking, Klevtsov emphasized.
How to dig out a car and how to get out if you get stuck?
In order not to find himself in an unpleasant situation, the driver should always have a burst at the ready, which will allow him to dig out the car in the morning from a snowdrift, and in the evening to clear the parking space. It is necessary to determine the trajectory along which the car will leave, and dig it out.
“If you can’t dig out a car and leave, you need to resort to other methods: physical force of pedestrians or other drivers. You can use a cable and pull the car out with another vehicle, ” – said the auto expert.
In the “rules of good manners of a motorist” you need to have a first aid kit, an emergency stop sign, a fire extinguisher, a rope, high-voltage wires, a cleaning brush, an anti-freeze liquid, the specialist added.Now you can even buy wheel covers that can be put on the wheels if the car stalls. In addition, not all cars like buildup, because the variator can be burned in this way.
You can carry sand with you to add sand if the car has “sat down”. According to the specialist, a classic example is to put rubber mats from the passenger compartment under wheels or rags to provide traction and the car can move.
“I would recommend that many car owners know more about their car.Read forums on the model and make of the car in order to learn from the experience of other car owners ”, – concluded Klevtsov.
In St. Petersburg on March 8, the weather will be cloudy with clearings all day. In general, it will snow in some places. The air temperature at night will drop to -10 …- 12 degrees, during the day it will slightly warmer up to -8 …- 10 degrees. On the same day, ice and snowstorms are expected in the Leningrad region.
Ice safety measures
According to the data of the Main Directorate of the Ministry of Emergencies of Russia for the Krasnodar Territory, on January 30, snowfall, blizzard, in places sticking of wet snow, ice, ice on the roads, snow roll are predicted on the territory of the Anapa resort town. Strengthening of the east, north-east wind up to 15-20 m / s, with gusts up to 25 m / s. Air temperature down to -15 ° C. This weather will last until the end of the week. MBU “Rescue Service” reminds Anapchans of elementary safety measures in case of ice and strong winds.
When going up or down stairs, hold onto handrails and handrails.
Cross the street only in the marked areas.
Choose shoes with the least slip of the soles, give up high heels.If it doesn’t work, attach metal heels to the heels. On the sole, you can stick an insulating tape on a fabric basis, adhesive plaster or sandpaper. You can glue a piece of foam rubber with an adhesive plaster to the heel; stick the adhesive plaster on the dry sole and heel (make the sticker crosswise or using a ladder), and step in the sand before going out; you can simply rub the sole with sandpaper.
Walking along the street should be done carefully, not quickly, stepping on the entire surface of the sole. In this case, you can relax your legs a little, and keep your hands free and not in your pockets. Older people should wear a rubber tip on the cane or use a special spiked stick.
Watch your step, try to avoid dangerous places. If it is impossible to get around the ice “puddle”, then move along it, like a skier, with small sliding steps. If you slip, crouch down immediately to lower your fall. Group up to avoid falling backwards, roll as you hit the ground to soften the force of the blow.
Be careful on the carriageway: do not rush, do not run and do not walk in front of a nearby vehicle – remember, the braking distance of a car on ice increases and it will not be able to stop right away.
Avoid sloped areas, as well as exits from garages, parking lots, and similar locations.
Leave the house with some time left so as not to rush.
How to act in a strong wind:
If a strong wind catches you on the streets of a community, keep as far away as possible from billboards, light structures, buildings, bridges, power lines, trees, rivers and industrial sites. Use pieces of plywood, cardboard and plastic boxes, boards and other improvised means to protect against flying debris and glass fragments.
In case of any emergency situations, you can always contact:
Operative duty officer EDDS: 3-20-94 or 051
Fire brigade: 5-01-79 or 101
Police: 4-68-82 or 102
MBU “Rescue Service”
On safety measures in adverse weather conditions – News
This year, nature presents us with surprises every now and then.Therefore, today we will talk about safety measures in adverse weather conditions.
There are four color grades for hazard levels.
Green level – dangerous and unfavorable weather phenomena are not expected.
Yellow – Potentially dangerous weather conditions – possible precipitation, thunderstorms, increased wind gusts, high or low temperatures, etc. These weather phenomena are common in the country, but at times can pose a threat to certain types of socio-economic activities.
Orange – weather conditions pose a real danger – squalls, showers, thunderstorms, hail, heat,
frosts, snowfalls, snowstorms, etc. The phenomena can negatively affect socio-economic activities and lead to significant material damage, as well as possible human casualties.
Red level – weather conditions are very dangerous – hurricane, torrential rains, very heavy snowfalls, large hail, extreme fire hazard, etc., which can cause serious material damage
, human casualties.
GENERAL SAFETY PRECAUTIONS
Try not to let the children go out and, if possible, do not go out on your own. If there is such a need, let your family or neighbors know if you are going and when you will return. Try not to go outside alone. At home, close windows, doors, attic hatches and vents, and remove items from balconies and open surfaces that may be entrained in the air flow. Prepare emergency lighting – lights, candles. On the street, go around rickety buildings, avoid being near trees, gas pipelines, power lines. Do not leave vehicles near trees, buildings and structures. Do not use mobile devices outdoors unless absolutely necessary.
RULES OF CONDUCT WHEN STRENGTHING THE WIND
When the wind increases, you should restrict the exit from the buildings. If a strong wind catches you outside, we recommend that you take shelter in the nearest room. You should not hide from the strong wind near the walls of houses, as slate and other roofing materials may fall from the roofs. Never try to hide behind billboards, unfinished buildings, under trees.It is deadly in strong winds to stand under power lines and approach broken electrical wires. During the period of stormy winds, it is necessary, first of all, to check the condition of power grids and equipment, heating stoves in residential buildings, to ensure the serviceability of internal and external fire-fighting water supply, telephone communications. In case of voltage surges in the electrical network in the apartment, immediately de-energize all electrical appliances, unplug the plugs from the sockets so that a fire does not occur if the electricity is suddenly turned on.
TIPS FOR DRIVERS
Strictly observe the speed limit, even at a speed of 40 km / h, significant damage can be sustained. When driving on ice, the required distance must be strictly observed. It should be two to three times more than in summer. This is very important, since in winter even a lightning-fast reaction is insufficient. You do not need to rely on the brake and tires, you should start braking in advance. In addition, skidding and overturning are possible during sudden braking.Use studded tires on all four wheels of the vehicle. Drivers who have learned to drive and received a driver’s license in the spring-autumn season and do not have the skill of driving during icy conditions and in winter conditions are advised not to drive on the road unless absolutely necessary. At intersections and pedestrian crossings, be sure to remember that the unruly pedestrian is the main danger. Don’t trust the sand scattered on the ice. Sand is effective only when it freezes into snow or ice, otherwise it does more harm, as it misleads the driver.
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE POPULATION DURING HUNGER
Walk carefully, slowly, stepping on the entire sole. Legs should be slightly relaxed, hands free. Elderly people are better off using a rubber-tipped cane or a pointed stick. If your shoe has a sliding sole, stick on it as needed pieces of ordinary adhesive tape – it reduces slipping. If you slip, sit down to lower your fall. Do not cross the carriageway near moving cars, you may slip and get under the wheels of the car.Even on a serviceable vehicle, the driver may not have time to react to the appearance of a pedestrian, the car may skid and, as a result, irreparable things may happen.
Observe safety precautions. Take care of yourself and your loved ones! Lifeguard phone number 01, 112!
Observe safety rules on ice!
WATER DOES NOT FORGIVE ERRORS!
Rules of safe behavior on the railway
Traffic rules (bicycles and motor vehicles)
Methodical recommendations “Safety at home”
REMINDER to the population about spring-summer tick-borne encephalitis
REMINDER for parents on the prevention of extremism
First dry grass fell
Ban on making fires and burning garbage
Observe safety rules on water bodies in winter!
Prevention of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome
Information for the article “Oh frost, frost do not freeze me …”
Overcoming fear and panic in emergencies
Actions in case of a threat of committing a terrorist act
BASICS OF PERSONAL SECURITY
If lost in the forest
REMINDER “The insidiousness of thin ice”
Memo for air conditioner owners
Instruction to the population during the spring flood
Danger of going down from the roofs
Legal basis for combating extremism and terrorism
February blizzards. What you need to know about. Memo.
WHAT IS NUMBER 112
TERRORISM AND EXTREMISM IN THE 21ST CENTURY
Dangers in winter. How to dress properly.
Epiphany bathing. What you need to know. Memo.
Road safety in winter
Safe behavior on water bodies in summer
REMINDERS Safe outdoor activities in summer
Memo on the rules of behavior for children in dangerous situations
Fire safety at home
Insidious networks memo on the safety of children on the Internet
RULES of conduct while bathing
What to do in case of a forest fire
SPRING HAZARDS ON THE ROADS
Cunning of Thin Ice
And you have gas in your apartment
Psychologist’s advice on terrorist threat
“Child safety.Home alone “
Recommendations to the population on actions in case of the threat of committing terrorist acts
Instruction for parents Winter fun and safety
Methodological recommendations for teachers on the prevention of manifestations of terrorism and extremism in educational institutions
“Safety on the road in winter”
Personal protective equipment for respiratory organs
Alerting the population about an emergency
To avoid trouble
Instruction to an employee in case of evacuation
Actions of employees upon detection of orphan things, suspicious objects
To prevent the stove from causing a fire
Guidelines for the safety of life of people on water bodies in the autumn-winter period of the year
Methodological recommendations Fall
Guidelines 3 SEPTEMBER – DAY OF SOLIDARITY IN THE FIGHT AGAINST TERRORISM
Methodical recommendations Going to the forest…
Methodological recommendations Ensuring fire safety measures at polling stations
Methodological recommendations ACTIONS IN THE THREAT OF COMMISSION OF THE TERRORIST ACT
METHODOLOGICAL RECOMMENDATIONS Assistance to victims of road accidents
Methodical recommendations “Rules for rest in the forest”
Methodological recommendations “To avoid troubles on the water”
Memo Safety measures when handling pets and stray animals, actions of the population on civil defense alert signals
The order of actions of the population in various emergency situations
What you need to know about infectious diseases?
Child safety in summer camps: advice for parents
Child safety during summer holidays
Memo for parents on the safety of children in the summer (vacation) period
REMINDER for parents on the prevention of extremism
Methodical recommendations “Primroses”
Methodical recommendations “Fire safety in the garden area”
Methodical recommendations “Safety at home”
Methodical recommendations to the population about spring-summer tick-borne encephalitis
Methodical recommendations “Safety measures for winter fishing”
Methodical recommendations “Children and frost”
Guidelines “Road safety in winter”
Memo on the actions of citizens when establishing levels of terrorist danger
Memo on the topic “Safe Shrovetide”
Employment in the Federal Security Service of Russia
travel to the place of its holding (mainly for regions located in the Far North, or equivalent areas).
Most of the graduates are simply not aware of the possibility of serving in the border agencies of the FSB of Russia immediately after graduating from an educational institution, on the procedure for registering for service (which is carried out during the graduation course without interrupting the educational process), as well as on the conditions (difference) of passing services in a particular region (for example, in the Volga region or the Murmansk region).
Let’s dwell on the Service in s. Alakurtti of the Border Directorate of the FSB of Russia in the Republic of Karelia, whose units are deployed in the south-west of the Murmansk region in the Kandalaksha and Kovdorsky districts.
For units deployed in the Far North, a number of additional benefits and social guarantees are provided, which significantly affects the level and quality of life of employees.
At the same time, the climate in the southwestern part of the Kola Peninsula is rather mild. Long winters are not accompanied by frequent snowstorms and low temperatures. The average temperature in January-February is -10 degrees.
The apparent simplicity and affordability of joining the border service is being replaced by increased requirements for candidates:
- no criminal record;
- compliance based on the results of medical examination and professional psychological selection;
- Compliance with standards for physical training.
It turns out that there is a discrepancy: there are those who want to serve, but according to the selection results, some of the graduates do not meet the requirements.
In order to assist in the employment of graduates of higher educational institutions by officials of the Service in the village. Alakurtti organized interaction with the leadership of educational organizations and educational authorities of the constituent entities of the Russian Federation in matters of information and explanatory and campaigning work.
The past year, accompanied by a difficult epidemiological situation, challenged everyone and showed that it is important to be able to adapt to new realities and turn challenges into positive changes.
For employers, such changes are a new format for conducting outreach and campaigning work with the active use of new information technologies.
The increased number of applications of candidates for service testifies to changes in the labor market towards government (military) structures.The conditions of the pandemic have not and will not be able to affect the level and quality of life of servicemen.
Any human decision is a choice! For graduates who make a choice in favor of reality, this is not only an indicator of ideological and professional orientation, but also a deposit in a worthy future!
Information about the procedure and conditions of service
on the website: questionnaire-alakurtti.rf.