- Continue listening to local radio or television stations or a NOAA
Weather Radio for updated information and instructions. Access may be
limited to some parts of the community, or roads may be blocked.
- Help a neighbor who may require special assistance--infants,
elderly people, and people with disabilities. Elderly people and
people with disabilities may require additional assistance. People who
care for them or who have large families may need additional assistance in
- Avoid driving and other travel until conditions have improved.
Roads may be blocked by snow or emergency vehicles.
- Avoid overexertion. Heart attacks from shoveling heavy snow are
a leading cause of deaths during winter.
- Follow forecasts and be prepared when venturing outside. Major
winter storms are often followed by even colder conditions.