Winter Hazard Awareness Week begins Nov. 4

Winter comes every year in Minnesota. Even so, it’s still a good idea to be ready for winter and know how to stay safe.

That’s why the Minnesota Department of Public Safety Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management (HSEM) sponsors the annual “Winter Hazard Awareness Week.” The week highlights specific daily topics related to winter weather safety. The HSEM Winter Weather Safety website offers additional information, checklists, and other informational resources to assist in local education efforts throughout the season.

Folks can use these resources to focus on these winter hazards and help ensure everyone has a safe and warm winter season.

Winter Hazard Awareness Week Topics

Monday, November 4:

Winter Weather Overview – Ice storms, blizzards, sub-zero temperatures, winter weather watches and warnings and wind-chill

Tuesday, November 5:

OutdoorWinterSafety– Safety on ice, snowmobile safety, hypothermia and frostbite

Wednesday, November 6:

Winter Fire Safety – Winter and holiday fire safety, alternative heat sources, smoke detectors, cooking safety, candle and decorations

Thursday, November 7:

Indoor Winter Safety – Carbon monoxide, radon, mold and general home care

Friday, November 8:

Winter Driving – auto safety, snowplows, road conditions, using 5-1-1, winter driving tips, car survival kits.

Published Nov. 1, 2013