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Winter Safety

ASPCA Winter Safety Tips to Pet Owners
This ASPCA web page provides information about keeping your pet safe and healthy during winter months.
Blizzards - U.S. Search and Rescue Task Force
The United States Search and Rescue Task Force discusses what blizzards are, why they are dangerous, and how they may affect different regions of the country. There is also information about what to do if caught in a blizzard outside, including how to build a snow cave shelter.
CDC - Winter Weather
Information on handling severe cold and winter storms from the Centers for Disease Control.
Frostbite
Information about frostbite - definitions, symptoms, and treatment. From eMedicineHealth.
Home Safety Council - Tips for Winter
Tips on the safe use of space heaters, fireplaces and woodburning stoves; information on carbon monoxide poisoning prevention. This page also provides good tips for holiday safety.
Hypothermia - MayoClinic
The MayoClinic presents information about hypothermia which is caused by exposure to cold. The web page discusses symptoms, risk factors, treatment and prevention of hypothermia. Also describes risks to older adults and children. Links are provided to frostbite information, and cold weather cautions for kids.
National Snow and Ice Data Center
This site presents an abundance of information about snow, blizzards, avalanches, antarctic ice shelves, icebergs, and arctic climatology.
Winter Driving Rules from Car Talk
Winter driving tips brought to you by the hosts of National Public Radio's humorous show, "Car Talk". This site provides lots of great ideas for preparing your car for driving in winter weather, and also tips on how to drive in bad weather.
Winter Exercise - MayoClinic
Web page presents ideas about how to exercise in the cold weather months, and includes where to find places to exercise, and how to dress if you will be outdoors.
Winter Safety - KidSource
This web page discusses safety in the home during the winter months. Includes information on using space heaters, fireplaces and kerosene heaters safely, and avoiding build-up of carbon monoxide in the home.The page also has links to other safety topics such as shoveling snow, walking on snow and ice, and driving in the snow.
Winter Storms - American Red Cross
The American Red Cross provides information on what to do before, during, and after a winter storm. A winter storm checklist is available. Definitions of terms such as "winter storm watch", "winter storm advisory", and "winter storm warning".
Winter Storms - FEMA
This Federal Emergency Management Agency site contains factsheets about winter driving, winter preparedness safety tips, and winter storms.
Winter Weather Safety and Awareness - National Weather Service
A comprehensive site about winter safety topics. Links to forecasts and storm warning information, preparedness information, climate information, and snow and precipitation maps. Also has links to historically significant winter storms. A link to a wind chill chart is also provided.