A Winter Storm . . .

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1. A Winter Storm . . . Can range from a moderate snow over a few hours to blizzard conditions with blinding wind-driven snow that lasts several days.

2. Winter Storm Risk Automobile/other transportation accidents Exhaustion and heart attacks Hypothermia/Asphyxiation House fires

3. Elements of Winter Storms Heavy snow Ice Winter flooding Cold

4. Types of Snow Blizzard Blowing snow Snow squalls Snow showers

5. Types of Ice Sleet Freezing rain Ice storm

6. Winter Flooding Includes . . . Coastal storms Ice jams Snowmelt

7. Effects of Cold Wind chill Frostbite Hypothermia

8. Winter Storm Preparedness Understand the risk. Prepare your home. Service snow-removal equipment. Fill your car’s gas tank. Pay attention to warnings.

9. During a Winter Storm . . . Stay indoors and dress warmly. Eat and drink regularly. Conserve fuel. If outside, protect yourself from hazards.

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