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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.