Sunday, March 26, 2017

  Over 48,494,314 pages visited!

GMT:
05:18
PACIFIC:
10:18:28 PM
MOUNTAIN:
11:18:28 PM

CENTRAL:
12:18:28 AM

EASTERN:
1:18:28 AM
ATLANTIC:
2:18:28 AM
NEWFOUNDLAND:
2:48:28 AM
 

  Quick Navigation: Current Forecasts Analysis Summer Winter Industry Specials Misc.

Road Conditions
Flu Reports
Airport Delays
School Closings
Snowmobile/Skiing
Safety

--Before The Storm
--Keep Informed
--If you get Caught
--Winter Dangers
--Windchill


If You Get Caught In A Winter Storm

It is advised to stay indoors during a winter storm at all costs. However, certain situations may arise that you have to go outdoors. If you do and get caught, below are some basic survival tips. Please review the tips for preparing before the storm to reduce your risks.

OUTSIDE

--Find shelter: try to stay dry, cover all exposed parts of the body. 
--No shelter: prepare a lean-to, wind-break, or snow cave for protection from the wind. 
--Build a fire for heat and to attract attention; place rocks around the fire to absorb and reflect heat. 
--Do not eat snow: It will lower your body temperature. Melt it first.
--Watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia.

IN A CAR OR TRUCK

--Stay in your car or truck. Do not leave the car to search for assistance unless help is visible within 100 yards. You may become disoriented and lost is blowing and drifting snow.
--Run the motor about ten minutes each hour for heat; open the window a little for fresh air to avoid carbon monoxide poisoning, make sure the exhaust pipe is not blocked. 
--Make yourself visible to rescuers; turn on the dome light at night when running engine, tie a colored cloth (preferably red) to your antenna or door, raise the hood indicating trouble after snow stops falling. 
--Exercise from time to time by vigorously moving arms, legs, fingers, and toes to keep blood circulating and to keep warm.
--Watch for signs of frostbite and hypothermia.
--For warmth, huddle together.
--Use newspapers, maps, and even the removable car mats for added
insulation.

AT HOME OR IN A BUILDING

--Stay inside. When using ALTERNATIVE HEAT from a fireplace, wood stove, space heater, etc.; use fire safeguards, properly ventilate. 
--No heat; close off unneeded rooms, stuff towels or rags in cracks under doors, cover windows at night. 
--Eat and drink. Food provides the body with energy for producing its own heat. Keep the body replenished with fluids to prevent dehydration.
--Wear layers of loose-fitting, lightweight, warm clothing. Remove layers to avoid overheating, perspiration, and subsequent chill.

 

                     ?1997-2017 The Ontario Weather Page

cheap Ralph Lauren shirts Ralph Lauren outlet Canada Goose outlet Canada Goose jackets on sale Louis Vuitton millionaire sunglasses cheap moncler jackets moncler jackets on sale moncler outlet