Be pre­pared for se­vere win­ter weather

The Southwest Booster - - NEWS -

The Swift Cur­rent Fire Depart­ment is re­mind­ing the pub­lic that the best way to deal with se­vere win­ter storms is to be pre­pared and to know what to do.

As Saskatchew­an’s win­ter weather can be treach­er­ous, they are pro­vid­ing the fol­low­ing safety tips:

- Cre­ate an emer­gency kit. Ev­ery home should have one. Con­sider stock­ing up on heat­ing fuel, ready-to-eat food and wa­ter, along with a flash­light and ra­dio. Visit www.Get­Pre­ for a com­plete list of emer­gency sup­plies to in­clude in your kit.

- When a win­ter storm hits, stay in­doors. If you must go out­side, en­sure you dress warmly, with wa­ter-re­pel­lent ap­parel, mit­tens and hats. Most body heat is lost through the head.

- A bliz­zard or blow­ing snow can pro­duce vir­tu­ally zero vis­i­bil­ity and you can eas­ily lose your way. Never walk out­side in a bliz­zard to an­other build­ing un­less there is a rope to guide you or some­thing sim­i­lar you can fol­low.

- Ice on branches and power lines can break due to the weight of the ice and fall on you. Never touch power lines, as a hang­ing power line may be charged and you could be elec­tro­cuted.

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